• Staphylococcus aureus


  • cocci

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Why it is naughty

  • It is a pathogenic bacteria because it can cause your skin to be red and swollen.

  • When this pathogenic bacteria is in your blood cells it causes high fever and chills.

  • Staphylococcus aureus usually causes many skin infections and it can be really painful.

  • It could also cause skin rash.

  • It can cause lung infections too.

Where it can be found

  • It is usually found in the human skin.

  • It mostly occurs on the arm or legs.