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.
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