Evaluation of the efficacy of bacteriophages against Staphylococcus aureus

Tan, Cheng Siang and Nurul Aqilah, Binti Aqiludeen and SIti Fairouz, Binti Ibrahim and Ruixin, Tan and Gowbei, Annabel and Mijen, Alexander Beemer and Santhana, Raj L. (2017) Evaluation of the efficacy of bacteriophages against Staphylococcus aureus. In: Young Scientists Network-Academy of Science Colloquium, 16-18 December 2016, Awana Genting Resort.

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Abstract

Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus) is an opportunistic human pathogen that has the ability to cause both health care-associated and community-acquired infections (Chambers, 2001). The infections were once, easily treated with antibiotics before resistance against beta-lactams (eg. Methicillin) and glycopeptides (eg. Vancomycin) began to emerge over the years and caused an increase in mortality and morbidity rates in patients infected with S. aureus (Boucher & Corey, 2008, Howe et al., 1998). This has led to an increased interest in the exploration of the use of bacteriophages as a way to combat multi-drug resistant organisms because bacteriophages has bacteriolytic mechanism independent from those of any known antibiotics (Matsuzaki et al., 2005).

Item Type: Proceeding (Poster)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Staphylococcus aureus, Methicillin-Resistant, Bacteriophage therapy, unimas, university, universiti, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, ipta, education, research, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak.
Subjects: Q Science > QR Microbiology > QR355 Virology
R Medicine > RM Therapeutics. Pharmacology
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
Depositing User: Siang
Date Deposited: 22 Jan 2020 06:12
Last Modified: 22 Jan 2020 06:12
URI: http://ir.unimas.my/id/eprint/28777

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