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Kunle Emmanuel
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Staphylococcus aureus is a type of bacteria found normally in the nose, respiratory (breathing) tract and on the skin.
Because these bacteria are on our skin, when taking a swab (high vaginal swab for example), chances are that you may brush through the skin and get the swab contaminated by staphylococcus aureus. Now, when that swab is sent to the laboratory for culture it will grow staphylococcus aureus. This does not mean that you are infected with staphylococcus aureus requiring treatment of any kind.

We are all carrying staphylococcus aureus around. It does not mean we are infected or unwell needing treatment.

Staphylococcus aureus is not transmitted sexually neither is it a sexually transmitted disease.
Staphylococcus aureus does not caused infertility (male or female), impotence or premature ejaculation.
Staphylococcus aureus does not cause weak erection of the penis.
Staphylococcus aureus does not cause waist pain.
Staphylococcus aureus does not move like worms all over the body.
Staphylococcus aureus is not contacted via toilet seats.
Nigerian scammers attribute staphylococcus aureus to almost every disease in a standard medical textbook. This is wrong and these scammers should be named and shamed.

However, staphylococcus aureus can cause some nasty infections such as skin infections in the form of abscesses, cellulitis, impetigo, folliculitis and toxic epidermal necrolysis. Staphylococcus aureus can also cause food poisoning, breast infections, endocarditis (heart infection), osteomyelitis (bone infection), pneumonia (lung infection) and blood infection. But in these causes the infected persons won't be walking around, having sex/fun and smiling.

They'll be terribly unwell and in intensive care unit somethings.
I hope I have made this clear once more?
Any question(s).
Dr Maduka C Ogwueleka (MRCPUK).
Together We Light Up The Profession one candle at a time.
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