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
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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
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*> 30% individuals  
 
*>90% hospital staff
 
*>90% hospital staff
  
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This bacteria is capable of causing:
  
This bacteria is capable of causing:
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*Boils and abscesses  
 
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*Wound infections  
*Boils and abscesses
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*Food poisoning&nbsp;  
*Wound infections
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*Pneumonia  
*Food poisoning&nbsp;
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*[[Toxic Shock Syndrome|Toxic Shock Syndrome]]  
*Pneumonia
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*[[Toxic Shock Syndrome|Toxic Shock Syndrome]]
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*Endocarditis
 
*Endocarditis

Revision as of 13:16, 26 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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