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What disease does Staphylococcus aureus cause?

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  • Answer: depends, some strains of the bacteria contain a unique gene that allows them to break down a large number of the antibiotics we would normally used to treat that type of infection, these strains are called methicillin resistant staph aureus (MRSA) and they most certainly are a super bug
    other strains do not have this gene and are called methicillin sensitive staph auresus (MSSA) and these are no worse than any other bacteria

    the problem being that hospitals are seeing more and more MRSA and less and less MSSA, it is the bacterial species evolving in front of our eyes in response to the continued use of antibiotics against them
  • Answer: Together with S. pyogenes, S. aureus is known to be a major producer of superantigens, which are bacterial exotoxins that trigger abnormal and excessive activation of T-cells.
  • Answer: E. coli is a gram-negative bacteria.
    S. aureus is a gram-positive coccus. It is a coccus because its shape is round (from the Greek kokkos=grain).
  • Answer: S. aureus is transmitted by direct contact with infected wound pus, skin to skin contact and contact with other objects (counter top, hand towels, ect.) that have been touched by an infected person.
  • Answer: Use a moistened sterile swab to sample the floor. Put this is tryptic soy broth and incubate for 24 hrs at 32 deg C. Streak the resulting solution on to mannitol soy agar and incubate at 32 deg C until colonies form.
  • Answer: Other microbes with genes for methicillin resistance could transfer those genes to the Staphylococcus aureus via different gene transfer methods (conjugation via sex pili, transduction, transformation)
  • Answer: Staphylococcus aureus is a bacterium that is a member of the Firmicutes, and is frequently found in the human respiratory tract and on the skin. Also known as a staph infection.
  • Answer: Yes. It is a very dangerous infection which should be treated by Healthcare professionals with Antibiotics.
  • Answer: Staphlococci are bacteria with a round shape when viewed under a microscope. There are many types of staph bacteria. All bacteria have protein walls which are have a unique molecular structure to the type of bacterium, so only the correct antibody can fit this structure and destroy the bacterium cell.
  • Answer: Staphylococcus aureus (or Staph aureus) is a type of bacteria commonly found on the skinand hair as well as in the noses and throats of people and animals.These bacteria are present in up to 25 percent of healthy peopleand are even more common among those with skin, eye, nose, orthroat infections.SourcesFoods that are made with hand contactand require no additional cooking, such as:
    • Salads, such as ham, egg, tuna, chicken,potato, and macaroni
    • Bakery products, such as cream-filledpastries, cream pies, and chocolate éclairs
    • Sandwiches
    Other sources include milk and dairyproducts, as well as meat, poultry, eggs, and related products. Ido not believe you can get this from having sex protected orunprotected.

  • Answer: NO
    most of them are Aerobic and Facultative Anaerobic.

    but there is one strain of Staphylococcus that only grows in Anaerobic conditions

    Staphylococcus Saccharolyticus.
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