Characterization of the Desiccation Tolerance and Potential for Fomite Spread of Streptococcus pneumoniae.

Walsh, Rebecca.
2015

Abstract: Streptococcus pneumoniae is the causative agent of diseases such as otitis media, pneumonia, and bacterial meningitis. Historically, published literature asserted that pneumococcal transmission occurs via direct contact with respiratory secretions from infected individuals, yet spread of other respiratory tract pathogens has been linked to fomites. As the only known reservoir of S. pneum... read more

Subjects
Sackler School of Graduate Biomedical Sciences. Department of Molecular Microbiology.
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http://hdl.handle.net/10427/011144
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