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.
MRSA bacteria can be resistant to many types of antibiotics, It is important to make sure that a culture from the infected area is obtained, Laboratories can test to find out which antibiotics will work to kill the bacteria, Testing the culture will ensure that the correct antibiotic is given for treatment of the infection. MRSA is a widespread nosocomial pathogen in Russia that accounts for up to 89.5% of all S.aureus infections in some hospitals.