staphylococcal capsular vaccine for preventing mastitis in two herds in encapsulated staphylococcal vaccine, consisting of heat-killed capsular-type a and b staphylococcus aureus strains and capsular polysaccharide extracted from strain atcc 31432 of staphylococcus epidermidis, was used to control bovine mastitis in two herds in georgia. the vaccine was administered intramuscularly into 97 and 125 cows in the herds, and equal numbers of animals were controls. two weeks after primary vaccination a booster injection was given. no side effects were observed. in one ...19846715638
changing etiology of nosocomial bacteremia and fungemia and other hospital-acquired infections.serial surveys on the etiology of nosocomial bacteremia have been conducted over a period of years at boston city hospital (boston) and grady memorial hospital (atlanta). a comparison of the information from these surveys with that from single-period surveys at 10 other hospitals in the united states illustrates changes in the etiology of nosocomial bloodstream infection over the past five decades. prominent trends include an increased frequency of episodes of polymicrobial bacteremia, an increa ...19853901203
development of a bacteriophage-typing set for staphylococcus epidermidis.six phages isolated from lysogenic cultures of staphylococcus epidermidis were used to type cultures in our collection classified previously as "untypable" with our original typing set of 13 phages, new clinical isolates from missouri, and clinical isolates from connecticut, georgia, pennsylvania, and virginia. typability with the new set of 6 phages and with our 13 original phages was compared. for 203 cultures, 81 (39.9%) cultures were typable with the set of 6 phages and 73 (36.0%) cultures w ...1977142095
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