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dc.contributor.authorRojas, Marília Biasetto [UNESP]
dc.contributor.authorAntonelli, Camila Munhoz [UNESP]
dc.contributor.authorPereira Franchi, Eliane Patricia Lino [UNESP]
dc.contributor.authorda Cunha, Maria de Lourdes Ribeiro de Souza [UNESP]
dc.date.accessioned2014-05-27T11:27:20Z
dc.date.available2014-05-27T11:27:20Z
dc.date.issued2012-12-01
dc.identifierhttp://dx.doi.org/10.3823/262
dc.identifier.citationArchives of Clinical Microbiology, v. 3, n. 6, 2012.
dc.identifier.issn1989-8436
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11449/73892
dc.description.abstractBackground: Staphylococcus is a clinically important genus because of its capacity to produce enterotoxins and to cause food poisoning. Staphylococci are the most frequent microorganisms of the skin and mucosal microbiota, with an estimated 20 to 40% of individuals carrying these bacteria on their hands or nose. Since nutrition professionals are involved in the handling and preparation of foods and are possible carriers of these bacteria, the objective of this study was to investigate the presence of Staphylococcus on the hands and in the nasal fossae of undergraduate nutrition students and to determine the enterotoxigenic capacity of these microorganisms. Methods and Findings: A total of 201 strains were isolated from the hands and nose of 61 nutrition students. Of these, 180 (89.5%) were identified as coagulasenegative staphylococci and 21 (10.5%) as S. aureus. Thirty-seven (18.4%) Staphylococcus isolates were producers of enterotoxin A. Toxin production was detected in 5 (19%) of the S. aureus isolates and in 31 (17.2%) of the coagulase-negative staphylococci. Conclusions: This study demonstrated a large number of enterotoxin-producing staphylococci on the hands and nose of nutrition students and professionals involved in the handling and preparations of foods. These findings indicate the need for adequate hygiene measures to prevent food poisoning. © iMedPub.en
dc.language.isoeng
dc.relation.ispartofArchives of Clinical Microbiology
dc.sourceScopus
dc.subjectEnterotoxins
dc.subjectFood poisoning
dc.subjectNutrition
dc.subjectStaphylococcus
dc.subjectStudents
dc.titleDetection of enterotoxin A in coagulase-negative staphylococci isolated from nutrition studentsen
dc.typeArtigo
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dc.contributor.institutionUniversidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP)
dc.description.affiliationDepartamento de Microbiologia e Imunologia Instituto de Biociências Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP), Rubião Júnior, s/n, caixa postal 510, Botucatu, São Paulo
dc.description.affiliationUniversidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP), Rubião Júnior, s/n, caixa postal 510, Botucatu, São Paulo
dc.description.affiliationUnespDepartamento de Microbiologia e Imunologia Instituto de Biociências Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP), Rubião Júnior, s/n, caixa postal 510, Botucatu, São Paulo
dc.description.affiliationUnespUniversidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP), Rubião Júnior, s/n, caixa postal 510, Botucatu, São Paulo
dc.identifier.doi10.3823/262
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dc.identifier.scopus2-s2.0-84874546043
unesp.campusUniversidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP), Instituto de Biociências, Botucatupt
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