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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.
More to MRSA infection than just exposure to antibiotics

More to MRSA infection than just exposure to antibiotics

Infections among injecting drug users are a growing public health concern in the UK

Infections among injecting drug users are a growing public health concern in the UK

Discovery of compound that renders the MRSA superbug vulnerable to antibiotics

Discovery of compound that renders the MRSA superbug vulnerable to antibiotics

New targets for combating infections in medical implants

New targets for combating infections in medical implants

Drug-resistant bacteria increasingly causing infections in healthy people

Drug-resistant bacteria increasingly causing infections in healthy people

Pine cones may form a new line of attack against MRSA infection

Pine cones may form a new line of attack against MRSA infection

MRSA bugs immunity to hospital disinfectants and antiseptics

MRSA bugs immunity to hospital disinfectants and antiseptics

Evidence that MRSA control policies in hospitals are poor

Evidence that MRSA control policies in hospitals are poor

How to avoid MRSA infection

How to avoid MRSA infection

Reports of MRSA have increased by 3.6% in England over the last year

Reports of MRSA have increased by 3.6% in England over the last year

Scientists determine structure of staph, anthrax enzyme

Scientists determine structure of staph, anthrax enzyme

MRSA contamination can be reduced by using copper alloys for surfaces in healthcare facilities

MRSA contamination can be reduced by using copper alloys for surfaces in healthcare facilities

MRSA "superbug" genome decoded

MRSA "superbug" genome decoded

MRSA superbugs emerged independently in at least eight countries including the UK

MRSA superbugs emerged independently in at least eight countries including the UK

Research may explain why methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infections are so difficult to control in hospitals

Research may explain why methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infections are so difficult to control in hospitals

Fragranced candles can have valuable and effective bactericidal properties

Fragranced candles can have valuable and effective bactericidal properties

Emergence of MRSA bacteria that are increasingly resistant to vancomycin

Emergence of MRSA bacteria that are increasingly resistant to vancomycin

150 top scientists debate and offer expert advice on cutting edge vaccine research

150 top scientists debate and offer expert advice on cutting edge vaccine research

An antibiotic, Tigecycline produces 74 percent cure rate in cSSSI patients

An antibiotic, Tigecycline produces 74 percent cure rate in cSSSI patients

$1.5 billion annual cost of surgical site infections can be reduced

$1.5 billion annual cost of surgical site infections can be reduced