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Under a microscope, staph bacteria look like bunches of grapes. Yet what looks pretty can turn ugly fast. Harmless Staphylococcus aureus lives in many people’s noses and on their skin. But it sometimes causes pus-filled boils and other skin infections. When eaten in tainted food, it can cause food poisoning. Staphylococcus aureus shows looks really can be deceiving.

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© Sebastian Velvez

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