Five gram positive disease causing bacteria are named on the first page of the handout, in the section that
discusses endospores. Two of the most important groups of Gram positive pathogens are found in the
Streptococcus genus, which causes diseases including Strep throat (Streptococcal pharyngitis), rheumatic
fever, scarlet fever, meningitis, pneumonia, and skin and wound infections, and in the Staphylococcus genus
(primarily S. aureus) which causes skin and wound infections, food poisoning, and toxic shock syndrome,
among other diseases.
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