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Staphylococcus aureus
definition:
Staphylococcus aureus is…

Bacterium that lives on the skin and mucous membranes in many people. In case of a compromised immune system, the opportunistic human pathogen causes wound infections and muscular disorders. It can also lead to an often deadly intoxication of the circulatory system. MRSA's, multiresistant strains of the bacterium, are much-feared.

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