Staphylococcus (sometimes called “staph”) is a group of bacteria that can cause disease due to direct infection or due to the production of toxins by the bacteria. Boils, impetigo, food poisoning, cellulitis, and toxic shock syndrome are all examples of diseases that can be caused by Staphylococcus. It can lay dormant in the body for years undetected. Once symptoms begin to show, the host is contagious for another two weeks and the overall illness lasts a few weeks. If untreated though, the disease can be deadly.
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