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on January 11, 2021

Staphylococcus infections in poultry and food safety

Infected birds can cause food poisoning in people.

Staphylococcus in poultry is caused by gram-positive coccoid bacteria of the genus Staphylococcus, most commonly a strain called S. aureus.

Staphylococcus is one of the many benign forms of bacteria normally found on the skin and other mucus membranes of poultry and other animals, including humans. However, when the…

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