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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.
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

Drug-resistant bacteria MRSA a growing threat

Drug-resistant bacteria MRSA a growing threat

MRSA league figures misleading

MRSA league figures misleading

MRSA superbug on the run from Sussex scientist

MRSA superbug on the run from Sussex scientist

Bacterial spread all down to chance: some strains 'just the luckyones'

Bacterial spread all down to chance: some strains 'just the luckyones'

Isolating intensive-care patients infected with MRSA does not reduce cross-infection

Isolating intensive-care patients infected with MRSA does not reduce cross-infection

For uncomplicated colds antibiotics are not necessary

For uncomplicated colds antibiotics are not necessary

Youki spray halts the spread of superbug MRSA bacterium

Youki spray halts the spread of superbug MRSA bacterium

New research aims to reduce deaths and ease burden on hospitals

New research aims to reduce deaths and ease burden on hospitals

Infection rates from MRSA superbug will be halved by 2008, according to Health Secretary John Reid

Infection rates from MRSA superbug will be halved by 2008, according to Health Secretary John Reid

Turf burns and body shaving responsible for the spread of a bacterial skin infection among football players

Turf burns and body shaving responsible for the spread of a bacterial skin infection among football players

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