Staphylococcus aureus

Marissa Swonger

Staphylococcus aureus is a grampositive coccal bacterium. It is found in the respiratory tract and on the skin. It is a common cause of skin infection such as abscesses, respiratory infections like sinusitis and food poisoning. It can range from minor skin infections such as pimples , boils, cellulitis, folliculitis and scalded skin syndrome. It can also cause life threatening diseases like pneumonia, osteomyelitis and toxic shock syndrome. It can be found on your skin, soft tissue, respiratory, bone and to wound infections


Traditional Staphylococcus aureus is associated with hospitalization. The skin and mucous membranes are usually an effective barrier against infection. If these barriers are broken then the infection set it.

People who have invasive medical devices are particularly vulnerable to the infection.

Wash Your Hands!

By washing your hands you are preventing its transmission. Spreading staphylococcus aureus is by skin to skin damage due to trauma or mucosal damage due to a viral infection.
Staphylococcus aureus