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Staphylococcus aureus is a spherical bacterium (coccus) which on microscopic examination appears in pairs, short chains, or bunched, grape-like clusters. These organisms are Gram-positive. Some strains are capable of producing a highly heat-stable protein toxin that causes illness in humans.
Study estimates Staphylococcus aureus infections cause 12,000 deaths, cost hospitals $9.5 billion

Study estimates Staphylococcus aureus infections cause 12,000 deaths, cost hospitals $9.5 billion

Infectious diseases pose a serious threat to the nation's public health

Infectious diseases pose a serious threat to the nation's public health

New way to fight antibiotic-resistant Staphylococcus infections

New way to fight antibiotic-resistant Staphylococcus infections

Bling Bling bacteria more dangerous!

Bling Bling bacteria more dangerous!

Molecules that give certain bugs their color also help them resist attack by immune cells called neutrophils

Molecules that give certain bugs their color also help them resist attack by immune cells called neutrophils

Endocarditis infection is increasing due to staphylococcal infection

Endocarditis infection is increasing due to staphylococcal infection

MRSA study demonstrates need for frequent hand washing and environmental disinfection in health care settings

MRSA study demonstrates need for frequent hand washing and environmental disinfection in health care settings

Study of MRSA bloodstream infections in children

Study of MRSA bloodstream infections in children

Researchers test vaccine to prevent dangerous Staphylococcal infections

Researchers test vaccine to prevent dangerous Staphylococcal infections

As science gets wiser, so do the bugs

As science gets wiser, so do the bugs

Neutrophils dictate whether our immune system will permit or prevent bacterial infections

Neutrophils dictate whether our immune system will permit or prevent bacterial infections

Using X-ray crystallography, researchers have "seen" the structural basis for antibiotic resistanc

Using X-ray crystallography, researchers have "seen" the structural basis for antibiotic resistanc

Keyboards harbour nasty bugs

Keyboards harbour nasty bugs

Staph superbug now far more common in the community

Staph superbug now far more common in the community

Nylon strips an effective weapon against the hospital acquired superbug

Nylon strips an effective weapon against the hospital acquired superbug

Community MRSA is re-emergence of 1950's pandemic

Community MRSA is re-emergence of 1950's pandemic

Newly emerging illness, named staphylococcal purpura fulminans

Newly emerging illness, named staphylococcal purpura fulminans

Bacteria's rising threat studied

Bacteria's rising threat studied

Children sick after zoo visit - Florida Officials investigate

Children sick after zoo visit - Florida Officials investigate

Neonatal infections in hospital born babies are up to 20 times higher in developing countries

Neonatal infections in hospital born babies are up to 20 times higher in developing countries