This article aims to review what is currently known of the host and bacterial factors determining S. aureus nasal carriage, including recent developments and future prospects.

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Staphylococcus aureus: Resources
The Netherlands Journal of Medicine
Erasmus MC: University Medical Center Rotterdam

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