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.

bacterial factors, host factors, nasal carriage, prevention, staphylococcus aureus
Staphylococcus aureus: Resources
The Netherlands Journal of Medicine
Erasmus MC: University Medical Center Rotterdam

Nouwen, J.L, van Belkum, A.F, & Verbrugh, H.A. (2001). Determinants of Staphylococcus Aureus Nasal Carriage. The Netherlands Journal of Medicine, 59, 126–133. Retrieved from