Staphylococcus aureus

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 ''Staphylococcus aureus'' is an opportunistic, spherical bacteria, arranged in grape-like clusters.  
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''Staphylococcus aureus'' is an opportunistic, spherical bacteria, arranged in grape-like clusters.  
  
 
It is the cause of [[Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus|Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus]] (MRSA), most commonly found in hospitals. Unlike other bacteria, ''Staphylococcus aureus ''thrives in salty environments and so is most commonly found on the nasal membranes and the skin surface in  
 
It is the cause of [[Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus|Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus]] (MRSA), most commonly found in hospitals. Unlike other bacteria, ''Staphylococcus aureus ''thrives in salty environments and so is most commonly found on the nasal membranes and the skin surface in  
  
 
*> 30% individuals  
 
*> 30% individuals  
*>90% hospital staff
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*&gt; 90% hospital staff<br>
 
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This bacteria is capable of causing:  
 
This bacteria is capable of causing:  
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*Pneumonia  
 
*Pneumonia  
 
*[[Toxic Shock Syndrome|Toxic Shock Syndrome]]  
 
*[[Toxic Shock Syndrome|Toxic Shock Syndrome]]  
*Endocarditis
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*[[Endocarditis|Endocarditis]]

Revision as of 11:21, 27 October 2012

Staphylococcus aureus is an opportunistic, spherical bacteria, arranged in grape-like clusters.

It is the cause of Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA), most commonly found in hospitals. Unlike other bacteria, Staphylococcus aureus thrives in salty environments and so is most commonly found on the nasal membranes and the skin surface in

This bacteria is capable of causing:

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