Canine Staphylococcaceae circulating in a Kenyan animal shelter.

Akarsu, Hatice; Liljander, Anne M; Lacasta, Anna; Ssajjakambwe, Paul; Brodard, Isabelle; Cherbuin, Jérémy D R; Torres-Puig, Sergi; Perreten, Vincent; Kuhnert, Peter; Labroussaa, Fabien; Jores, Joerg (2024). Canine Staphylococcaceae circulating in a Kenyan animal shelter. Microbiology spectrum, 12(2), e0292423. American Society for Microbiology 10.1128/spectrum.02924-23

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Microbiological data from sub-Saharan Africa are scarce compared to data from North America, Europe, or Asia, and data derived from dogs, the man's best friend, kept in sub-Saharan Africa are largely missing. This work presents data on Staphylococcaceae mainly isolated from the nasal cavity of dogs stationed at a Kenyan shelter in 2015. We characterized 92 strains isolated from 85 dogs, diseased and apparently healthy ones. The strains isolated covered nine validated species and we determined their phenotypic resistance and characterized their complete genomes. Interestingly, Staphylococcus aureus of two predominant genetic lineages, likely to be acquired from humans, colonized many dogs. We also detected 15 novel sequence types of Mammaliicoccus sciuri and S. pseudintermedius indicating sub-Saharan-specific phylogenetic lineages. The data presented are baseline data that guide antimicrobial treatment for dogs in the region.

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05 Veterinary Medicine > Other Institutions > Centers Vetsuisse Faculty > Multidisciplinary Center for Infectious Diseases (MCID)
05 Veterinary Medicine > Department of Infectious Diseases and Pathobiology (DIP)
05 Veterinary Medicine > Department of Infectious Diseases and Pathobiology (DIP) > Institute of Veterinary Bacteriology

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Graduate School for Cellular and Biomedical Sciences (GCB)

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Akarsu Egger, Hatice, Brodard, Isabelle, Cherbuin, Jérémy Damien Raymond, Torres Puig, Sergi, Perreten, Vincent, Kuhnert, Peter, Labroussaa, Fabien, Jores, Jörg


600 Technology > 630 Agriculture




American Society for Microbiology




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15 Jan 2024 12:01

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08 Feb 2024 00:16

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Africa Kenya Mammaliicoccus sciuri Staphylococcaceae Staphylococcus aureus Staphylococcus pseudintermedius dog nose resistance virulence gene wound infection




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