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Published Resources Details Journal Article

Stuart, John, and Hargreaves, Deirdre
Bacterial Flora of the Ear, Nose and Throat in Aboriginal Infants from Brisbane and Cherbourg
Medical Journal of Australia
1975, pp. 40-44

A total of 1,044 nose and throat swabs and 54 ear swabs were collected from 219 Aboriginal babies in Brisbane and at Cherbourg over a two-and-a-half year period. The incidence of Staphylococcus aureus was found to be similar for both localities (approximately 20% in nasal swabs and 12% in throat swabs). Enterobacteria were found much more commonly at Cherbourg (43% in nasal swabs, 60% in throat swabs). Fifty-four ear swabs produced a wide variety of organisms with proteus species most common. Changes in the nose and throat flora over the period of examination are noted.

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  • Printed Material, 1969 - 1982, PUB 61-70; National Centre for Indigenous Genomics. Details