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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.
UK takes action against PVL-producing strains of Staphylococcus aureus

UK takes action against PVL-producing strains of Staphylococcus aureus

Mud may help fight MRSA infections

Mud may help fight MRSA infections

Alligator blood may provide a source of powerful new antibiotics

Alligator blood may provide a source of powerful new antibiotics

Alligator blood extract promises to help fight superbugs

Alligator blood extract promises to help fight superbugs

Community-acquired MRSA spreads

Community-acquired MRSA spreads

MRSA in hospital intensive care -- what's growing where?

MRSA in hospital intensive care -- what's growing where?

A biosensing nanodevice to revolutionize health screenings

A biosensing nanodevice to revolutionize health screenings

How Staphylococcus aureus resists our natural defenses

How Staphylococcus aureus resists our natural defenses

Community-acquired staph pneumonia appears more common, including MRSA

Community-acquired staph pneumonia appears more common, including MRSA

Study outlines risk of treatment-resistant infection following facelift surgery

Study outlines risk of treatment-resistant infection following facelift surgery

New findings do not support recommendation for universal screening on hospital admission for MRSA

New findings do not support recommendation for universal screening on hospital admission for MRSA

JAMA MRSA article provides false support for CDC's 'do-nothing' status quo

JAMA MRSA article provides false support for CDC's 'do-nothing' status quo

Tackling antimicrobial resistance

Tackling antimicrobial resistance

Scientists identify proteins that help bacteria put up a fight

Scientists identify proteins that help bacteria put up a fight

Deadly E. coli bug now threatening communities outside of hospitals

Deadly E. coli bug now threatening communities outside of hospitals

Cholesterol-lowering drug used to block staph infections in mince

Cholesterol-lowering drug used to block staph infections in mince

Bacterial toxin closes gate on immune response

Bacterial toxin closes gate on immune response

NSW patients at greater risk of infection by super bugs

NSW patients at greater risk of infection by super bugs

Weakness found in anthrax bacterium

Weakness found in anthrax bacterium

No high quality studies on reducing MRSA infection in nursing homes for elderly people

No high quality studies on reducing MRSA infection in nursing homes for elderly people