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Staphylococcus aureus Affects in the Body

Staphylococcus aureus. Its source and effects inside the human body.

Staphylococcus aureus facts

Staphylococcus aureus is a normal part of the skin flora. It lives and grows on all animals. Scientists are not sure why they do, but it is thought to be a part of normal body defense against pathogens. In normal amounts, they are harmless, probably useful. When in large amounts they are pathogenic. Staphylococcus aureus is abundant in the nasal passage and in wounds. It is thought that it’s presence could have a type of healing effect or pathogenic prevention effect, in these areas of the body. In other areas this amount of S aureus is pathogenic.

That is why you should not sneeze on food. The snot is harmless, but you just put a lot of Staphylococcus aureus in the food. That is also the reason that we do not need people’s wounds dripping in our food. The blood is harmless, but you are introducing a lot of S. aureus in our food. You prick you!

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S. aureus pathogenisity

S. aureus is able to translate through the intestinal wall and enter the blood stream. In the process of growing and reproducing it creates a hemolysis through hemolase.

Let me explain this. Anything that ends in ‘ase’, is a enzyme. Enzymes break things down. Anything that ends in ‘ose’, is a sugar.

glucose – a monosaccharide in animals for energy source and storage in animals.
sucrose – a monosaccharide in plants for energy and energy storage.
lactose – a disaccharide in milk containing one glucose molecule and one galactose molecule.

Carbohydrates are broken down to glucose, the energy source in all animals. For lactose to be used in animals, it must be broken down into glucose and galactose. Lactase, an enzyme that babies produce to break down lactose, decreases with age. In some, their body quits producing lactase, resulting in lactose intolerance.

Knowing what an enzyme is now, and that it always ends in ‘ase’, tell me what hemolase, a byproduct of S. aureus growth and reproduction does in the blood stream.

If you said “breaks down red blood cells”, then you were right. Technically it lysis the cell.

This could ruin your whole day.

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Zombie Bacteria and Why We are in Trouble


Humanity is engaged in an epic battle against fast-adapting and merciless predators. Not zombies, but by deadly pathogenic bacteria that have gained resistance to antibiotics.

Humans have co-existed with bacteria throughout our history. They live in our bodies from birth to death. It’s estimated that up to three percent of a typical human’s body mass is made up of symbiotic bacteria, which assist us with bodily functions like digesting food.

Most bacteria in the human body are kept in check by the body’s immune system. But bacteria are constantly evolving to survive and reproduce. Either the immune system successfully adapts to new threats, or the body risks being overrun. Sometimes the immune system will fail to respond allowing the bacteria to kill the host.

Before antibiotics were widely available, any accident, injury, or medical procedure that allowed pathogenic bacteria into the body was potentially deadly. One in nine skin infections was fatal. One in three cases of pneumonia led to death. Invasive surgeries including caesarean sections left the patient open to killer infections. Insect bites, burns, and blood transfusions frequently became a source of infection.

The discovery of the first antibiotic, penicillin, by Alexander Fleming in 1928 remains one of the high points in medical history. Antibiotics kill bacteria, which meant wounds were no longer death sentences.

One breeding ground for antibiotic-resistant bacteria is in farm animals. Low doses of antibiotics have been used since the 1950s to enhance growth. In the U.S., over 80 percent of all antibiotics are now used on farm animals. But low doses encourage resistance. Recent studies show that antibiotic-resistant bacteria have been found widely in farm animals.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently warned that drug-resistant bacteria kill at least 23,000 people annually in the U.S, and cost the health care system $20 billion per year.

However, pharmaceutical companies are not eager to produce new antibiotics. There are far more profitable drugs for pharmaceutical companies to throw money at, since antibiotics are usually single-serve drugs for humans, not long-term treatments.

Developing antibiotics is still expensive, and the antibiotics that we do have are still being over-prescribed for humans and doled out in sub-clinical doses to farm animals — both of which gives bacteria opportunities to develop resistance.

Microbes inhabit just about every part of the human body, living on the skin, in the gut, and up the nose. Sometimes they cause sickness, but most of the time, microorganisms live in harmony with their human hosts, providing vital functions essential for human survival.

Researchers found, for example, that nearly everyone routinely carries pathogens, microorganisms known to cause illnesses. In healthy individuals, however, pathogens cause no disease; they simply coexist with their host and the rest of the human microbiome, the collection of all microorganisms living in the human body.

This is wild. I read it several times, and it still says the same thing. “It appears that bacteria can pinch hit for each other. It matters whether the metabolic function is present, not which microbial species provides it.” Things in nature with no brains are amazingly smart.