Staphylococcus is more familiarly known as staph (pronounced "staff"). Staph-related illness can range from mild and requiring no treatment to severe and potentially fatal. Common symptoms of Staphylococcus aureus food poisoning include: a rapid onset which is usually 1–8 hours, nausea, explosive vomiting for up to 24 hours, abdominal cramps/pain, headache, weakness, diarrhea and usually a subnormal body temperature. Symptoms usually start one to six hours after eating and last less than 12 hours. The duration of some cases may take two or more days to fully resolve Staphylococcus aureus has long been recognized as one of the most important bacteria that cause disease in humans. It is the leading cause of skin and soft tissue infections such as abscesses (boils), furuncles, and cellulitis. Although most staph infections are not serious, S. aureus can cause serious infections such as bloodstream infections, pneumonia, or bone and joint infections.
Pocket of infection that forms at the site of injury. Usually filled with pus, Area surrounding the abscess is usually red, painful and swollen and the skin surrounding the abscess can feel warm to the touch, An infection of the underlying layers of the skin, Usually results from a scrape or cut in the skin which allows bacteria to enter, although no injury may be apparent, Cellulitis can occur anywhere in the body, but most often occurs on the legs or arms, Symptoms include redness, swelling, and pain at the site of infection. An infection of the underlying layers of the skin. Usually results from a scrape or cut in the skin which allows bacteria to enter, although no injury may be apparent.According to epidemiological data in 2005, the mean prevalence of MRSA across China was more than 50%, and in Shanghai, the rate was over 80%.