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Staphylococcus aureus infections

Staphylococcus; aureus; ;

 Staphylococci are bacteria (germs) that live on the skin and in the nose of many people without causing infections or illness. The most common type of Staphylococcus to cause infections is Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus). It is called 'aureus', from the Latin word for gold, because the bacteria look a golden colour when grown in a laboratory.

S. aureus can cause health problems in two different ways.

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