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Staph Infection

Clinical Definition Staph infection is caused by the Staphylococcus aureus bacterium.  Staph, as it’s often called, is prevalent and frequently found on the skin or in the nose of people who are healthy. Infections can range from minor to more serious ones that can affect wounds, the bloodstream or the lungs. Some staph bacteria, called MRSA for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus

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