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Relating to or caused by any organism of the genus Staphylococcus.
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Relating to or caused by any organism of the genus Staphylococcus.
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(staf?i-lo-kok'us) (-kok'si?) plural.staphylococci [Gr. staphyle, a bunch of grapes + coccus]
Any bacterium of the genus Staphylococcus. staphylococcalstaphylococcic (-kok'al) (-kok'sik), adjective
See: Staphylococcus; illustration
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Q. What is MRSA? I’ve heard on the news that some hospitals have a higher rate of MRSA infection. What is MRSA?

MRSA - Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus, is a nick name for a specific subtype of bacteria from the Staph bacteria family, which is found resistant to many of the common antibiotics that are in use today. This is due to a mutation development in the Staph bacteria, which allowed it to grow resistance against the killing ingredient in common antibiotics, therefore making it a harder infection to treat and cure. Hospitals keep track of their MRSA infections for epidemiological reasons, in order to get a perspective on bacterial resistance to antibiotics, hoping new and more effective antibiotic medication will be researched.

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Therefore, either the udder of cattle or the hands of milkers can be responsible for passing on the bacteria to milk, and staphylococcal mastitis is known to be prevalent in India even nowadays, (12) with an older study showing that staphylococci were isolated from 61.97% of the bacteriologically-positive samples, appearing to be the main etiological agents of bovine mastitis in India.
Single dose ceftriaxone therapy in acute staphylococcal mastitis in a Jamunapuri goat.
Effect of chronic staphylococcal mastitis on mitogenic responses of bovine lymphocytes.

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