Staphylococcus is a group of bacteria that can cause a number of diseases as a result of infection of various tissues of the body. 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.
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.The outbreak strain was agr4, PVL positive, and CC121. It belonged to a PVL-positive MSSA lineage that predominated in France during 1981–1990.