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Table 2 Number of S. aureus found in nares of healthy individuals

From: Localization of Staphylococcus aureus in tissue from the nasal vestibule in healthy carriers

Number of S. aureus CFU/nostril (n = 14)a
n = 8 n = 2 n = 1 n = 1 n = 1 n = 1
0 50 1.5 × 102 5.0 × 102 6.0 × 102 1.5 × 104
  1. aResults from a pilot study where we determined S. aureus CFU/nostril in 14 healthy colleagues from Department of Medical Biology by one nasal swab culture