Query: NC_013450:854790 Staphylococcus aureus subsp. aureus ED98, complete genome Lineage: Staphylococcus aureus; Staphylococcus; Staphylococcaceae; Bacillales; Firmicutes; Bacteria General Information: This strain was isolated from a broiler chicken in Northern Ireland. This organism is a major cause of nosocomial (hospital-acquired) and community-acquired infections. Since its discovery as an opportunistic pathogen, S. aureus continues to be a major cause of mortality and is responsible for a variety of infections including, boils, furuncles, styes, impetigo and other superficial skin infections in humans. Also known to cause more serious infections particularly in the chronically ill or immunocompromised. These include pneumonia, deep abscesses, osteomyelitis, endocarditis, phlebitis, mastitis and meningitis. The ability to cause invasive disease is associated with persistance in the nasal cavity of a host.
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General Information: This strain is a serotype M3 strain that was isolated from a toxic-shock patient in Japan and often associated with severe invasive infections, necrotizing fasciitis, and death. Causes tonsilitis. Streptococci are Gram-positive, nonmotile, nonsporeforming, catalase-negative cocci that occur in pairs or chains. Members of this genus vary widely in pathogenic potential. Most streptococci are facultative anaerobes, and some are obligate anaerobes. Serologic grouping is based on antigenic differences in cell wall carbohydrates, in cell wall pili-associated protein, and in the polysaccharide capsule in group B streptococci. This organism is a member of the normal human nasopharyngeal flora. Group A streptococcus and is the leading cause of uncomplicated bacterial pharyngitis and tonsillitis. This organism is commonly referred to by the lay press as "flesh eating bacteria".