from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A spherical gram-positive parasitic bacterium of the genus Staphylococcus, usually occurring in grapelike clusters and causing boils, septicemia, and other infections.
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- n. A spherical gram-positive parasitic bacterium of the genus Staphylococcus, causing blisters, septicemia, and other infections
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An invalid generic name applied to certain species of pus-forming bacteria, of which Micrococcus (‘Staphylococcus’) pyogenes is the most common.
- n. Any member of this group which is characterized by having the cells arranged in irregular groups.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. spherical Gram-positive parasitic bacteria that tend to form irregular colonies; some cause boils or septicemia or infections
MRSA is a specific strain of staphylococcus, which is a normal bacteria that just about everyone has, and is passed through both direct and indirect contact, Stephens County Health Department R.N. Lisa Caton said.
Philip Tierno, a professor of microbiology and pathology at the New York University School of Medicine and author of the book, ‘The Secret Life of Germs’, said bacteria from the skin, such as staphylococcus, could be found on clothing and towels.
Kidney specialist David Johnson said honey also had an advantage over the commonly used antibiotic ointment, mupirocin, in that hospital “superbugs” such as staphylococcus aureus, commonly known as Golden Staph, had not developed resistance to it.
Studies in China show a "frightening" increase in antibiotic-resistant bacteria such as staphylococcus aureus bacteria, also know as MRSA.
As well as mycobacteria, there are other microbes that can be found in water and soil and are associated with respiratory disease in humans, such as staphylococcus and streptococcus bacteria, but these were less common.
The researchers noted that most pets do not carry MRSA -- in fact, one study found that just one in every 10 dogs or cats that carried any kind of staphylococcus carried the S. aureus strain.
Disease-causing organisms such as staphylococcus aureus and pneumonia-causing bacteria have been detected in paper bills.
- Beware the coming onslaught of Chinese superbugs: "Studies in China show a 'frightening' increase in antibiotic-resistant bacteria such as staphylococcus aureus bacteria, also know as MRSA.
Staph infectionsMRSA methicillin-resistant staphylococcus is the staph bacteria of most concern, says Temple's Bettiker.
They claim 3M failed "diligently" to develop Acolyte's BacLite testing technology, a product already proved and used in Europe as a cheap and quick way of detecting methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus, commonly known as MRSA, a hospital infection.
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