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What shape are staphylococci under the microscope?
How many species of staphylococci are there?
What strain of staphylococci cause most human infections?
If infected what diseases can it cause in the body?
Bacteremia (blood poisoning) folliculitis, pneumonia, wound infections, food poisoning, toxic shock syndrome.
What are the signs and symptoms of S. aureus food poisoning?
vomiting, diarrhea, cramping, nausea
When S. aureus induces food poisoning what are it's virulence factors?
Five enterotoxins. (entero- latin for intestines. Makes sense that an intestine toxin would cause food poisoning.)
How is S. aureus induced food poisoning treated?
Fluid and electrolyte replacement.
What are the signs and symptoms of Staphylococci Toxic Shock syndrome
Sudden onset fever, chills, vomiting, diarrhea, low blood pressure, confusion, and severe red rash.
What strain of staphylococci causes toxic shock syndrome?
Who is most susceptible to staphylococci toxic shock syndrome?
How is staphylococci toxic shock syndrome treated?
Involves removing foreign material from body and use of antimicrobial drugs.
How can staphylococci toxic shock syndrome best be avoided?
Avoid using super absorbent tampons.
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