Tara C Smith


Affiliation: Kent State University
Country: USA


  1. Smith T, Davis M, Heaney C. Pig Movement and Antimicrobial Use Drive Transmission of Livestock-Associated Staphylococcus aureus CC398. MBio. 2018;9: pubmed publisher
  2. O Malley S, Emele F, Nwaokorie F, Idika N, Umeizudike A, Emeka Nwabunnia I, et al. Molecular typing of antibiotic-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in Nigeria. J Infect Public Health. 2015;8:187-93 pubmed publisher
    ..Insight about S. aureus in Nigeria may be used to improve antibiotic prescription methods and minimize the spread of antibiotic-resistant organisms in highly populated urban communities similar to Lagos, Nigeria. ..
  3. Thapaliya D, O Brien A, Wardyn S, Smith T. Epidemiology of necrotizing infection caused by Staphylococcus aureus and Streptococcus pyogenes at an Iowa hospital. J Infect Public Health. 2015;8:634-41 pubmed publisher
    ..The results indicate that there may be a high prevalence of the PVL virulence factor in NF infections and that spa type t008 may be responsible for the increasing incidence of S. aureus NF infections in Iowa. ..
  4. Smith T, Thapaliya D, Bhatta S, Mackey S, Engohang Ndong J, Carrel M. Geographic distribution of livestock-associated Staphylococcus aureus in the United States. Microbes Infect. 2018;20:323-327 pubmed publisher
    ..S. appears to be greater than in other countries. We review the epidemiology of LA-S. aureus in U.S. pigs, occupationally-exposed individuals, and environmental samples to assess the diversity and abundance of U.S. LA-S. aureus. ..
  5. Smith T, Wardyn S. Human Infections with Staphylococcus aureus CC398. Curr Environ Health Rep. 2015;2:41-51 pubmed publisher
    ..We identified 74 publications describing CC398 infections in humans in 19 different countries, suggesting this is an emerging worldwide issue. ..
  6. Nair R, Wu J, Carrel M, O Brien A, Quick M, Farina S, et al. Prospective multicenter surveillance identifies Staphylococcus aureus infections caused by livestock-associated strains in an agricultural state. Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis. 2016;85:360-366 pubmed publisher
    ..Twenty nine (5.1%) of MSSA isolates and 10 (40.0%) livestock-associated strains were multi-drug resistant. ..
  7. Thapaliya D, Dalman M, Kadariya J, Little K, Mansell V, Taha M, et al. Characterization of Staphylococcus aureus in Goose Feces from State Parks in Northeast Ohio. Ecohealth. 2017;14:303-309 pubmed publisher
    ..Parks 2, 3, 6, and 7 had 5% (1/20) positive. The results of this study indicate that the feces of geese collected at various state parks in NEO may harbor S. aureus. ..
  8. Thapaliya D, Forshey B, Kadariya J, Quick M, Farina S, O Brien A, et al. Prevalence and molecular characterization of Staphylococcus aureus in commercially available meat over a one-year period in Iowa, USA. Food Microbiol. 2017;65:122-129 pubmed publisher
    ..aureus transmission from farm into human households, and the potential need for public health intervention programs pre and post-slaughter in meat processing facilities. ..
  9. Thapaliya D, Taha M, Dalman M, Kadariya J, Smith T. Environmental contamination with Staphylococcus aureus at a large, Midwestern university campus. Sci Total Environ. 2017;599-600:1363-1368 pubmed publisher
    ..Additionally, more than one-third of the isolates were MDR. These data reinforce the need to implement effective prevention strategies outside the healthcare setting to decrease the incidence of drug-resistant S. aureus infections. ..