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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.
Tea tree oil and silver effective in treating skin infections

Tea tree oil and silver effective in treating skin infections

War wounded at risk for superbugs

War wounded at risk for superbugs

Sagent Pharmaceuticals receives FDA approval of Azithromycin for injection

Sagent Pharmaceuticals receives FDA approval of Azithromycin for injection

FDA approves new indication for Wyeth's Tygacil (tigecycline)

FDA approves new indication for Wyeth's Tygacil (tigecycline)

Researchers identify genetic machinery responsible for synthesizing thiostrepton

Researchers identify genetic machinery responsible for synthesizing thiostrepton

CDC analysis finds unique social and behavior intervention helps reduce MRSA rates up to 62 percent

CDC analysis finds unique social and behavior intervention helps reduce MRSA rates up to 62 percent

Environmental cleaning intervention reduces MRSA in intensive care units

Environmental cleaning intervention reduces MRSA in intensive care units

Study finds extensive patient sharing among hospitals; could impact spread of infectious diseases

Study finds extensive patient sharing among hospitals; could impact spread of infectious diseases

Interventions helped reduce MRSA rates up to 62% in study hospitals

Interventions helped reduce MRSA rates up to 62% in study hospitals

MRSA study suggests strategy shift needed to develop effective therapeutics

MRSA study suggests strategy shift needed to develop effective therapeutics

Review of hospital infection control strategies

Review of hospital infection control strategies

Next generation antibiotic compounds that do not provoke bacterial resistance

Next generation antibiotic compounds that do not provoke bacterial resistance

Novel anti-inflammatory therapy protects lungs from runaway inflammation

Novel anti-inflammatory therapy protects lungs from runaway inflammation

Mobile phones belonging to hospital workers covered in bugs

Mobile phones belonging to hospital workers covered in bugs

Supermarkets should offer free flu shots rather than free antibiotics

Supermarkets should offer free flu shots rather than free antibiotics

Johns Hopkins safety team works to eliminate bloodstream infections in the nation and the world

Johns Hopkins safety team works to eliminate bloodstream infections in the nation and the world

MRSA infections in ICU patients have been decreasing in recent years

MRSA infections in ICU patients have been decreasing in recent years

New self-sanitizing antibacterial plaster

New self-sanitizing antibacterial plaster

New bone cement may prevent amputations

New bone cement may prevent amputations

Study finds MRSA in swine and swine workers in the United States

Study finds MRSA in swine and swine workers in the United States

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