Staphylococcal or Staph bacteria cause several diseases. The toxin produced by Staph in food causes a type of food poisoning. Staphylococci also cause skin, surgical site, and wound infections, some of which are resistant to most antibiotics. Staph are also one of the major causes of toxic shock syndrome.
The toxin produced by Staphylococcal bacteria growing in food produces a type of foodborne illness.
MRSA is short for Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infections. There are currently two types of MRSA: community-acquired MRSA (CA-MRSA) and hospital-acquired MRSA (HA-MRSA).
Toxic Shock Syndrome is most often caused by staphylococcal bacterial toxins, but streptococcal bacteria can cause a similar illness.