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Transmission of the oral bacterium Streptococcus mutans to young Macaca fascicularis monkeys from human nursery attendants.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3868976     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Streptococcus mutans was detected in the mouths of 2 out of 7 infant monkeys that had been delivered by caesarian section and nursery-reared without contact with their mothers or other monkeys. Their human nursery attendants all harboured Strep. mutans biotype c (c serotype) as found in the monkeys. Bacteriocin studies also indicated similarity between the animal and human isolates. These findings suggest that the infant monkeys acquired Strep. mutans from the nursery personnel. Evidence for the reverse transmission of enterococci, from monkeys to man was also obtained.
H V Jordan; J van Houte; J Russo
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Archives of oral biology     Volume:  30     ISSN:  0003-9969     ISO Abbreviation:  Arch. Oral Biol.     Publication Date:  1985  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1986-05-20     Completed Date:  1986-05-20     Revised Date:  2007-11-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0116711     Medline TA:  Arch Oral Biol     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  863-4     Citation Subset:  D; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Macaca / microbiology*
Macaca fascicularis / microbiology*
Mouth / microbiology
Saliva / microbiology
Streptococcal Infections / transmission*
Streptococcus mutans / isolation & purification*
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