Staphylococcus aureus causes severe, life-threatening infections with high mortality due to toxic shock syndrome and multi-organ failure. It is one of the top five causes of hospital-acquired infections and is often the cause of wound infections after surgery.
Staphylococcus aureus can cause multiple infections:
Lung infections (pneumonia, asthma)
Skin infections (abscesses, impetigo, cellulitis, phlegmon)
Bone infections (osteomyelitis)
Blood infections (bacteremia, sepsis)
Inflammation (endocarditis, meningitis, mastitis) illness
Antibiotic resistance is a major threat to hospitalized populations worldwide and particularly serious for the methicillin-resistant variant of Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). The lethal toxins of drug sensitive and -resistant bacteria are equally well inhibited by our vaccine strategy.
Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is a cause of staph infection that is difficult to treat because of resistance to some antibiotics. Staph infections—including those caused by MRSA—can spread in hospitals, other healthcare facilities, and in the community where you live, work, and go to school.
Toxic Shock Syndrome, a direct attack on the body by toxins secreted from bacteria is prevented by our vaccine strategy.