Infectious Disease Prevention

Public Service Announcement

Staphylococcus aureus

Is a common bacteria that thrives in water and the mucous membranes of the skin and humans are constantly at risk of infection due to the majority of people harboring potentially dangerous staphyloccus.

May trigger infections in the skin, lungs (bronchial pneumonia), and blood (septicemia)

Escherichia coli

Found in soil, water, vegetation, and intestinal flora of most animals and commonly found in the human large intestine.

E. coli is the most prominent etiologic agent of urinary way infections and may cause septicemia and neonatal meningitis.

Pseudomonas aeruginosa

Commonly found in water, soil, and the intestines.

It has no sensitivity to prominent antibiotics and grows to large numbers due to lack of competition from anti-bacterial treatments.

It will attack humans with weak immune systems and will promote wound infections, burns, meningitis, or urinary ways infections.

Helpful Tips!

  • Sweat is proven to inhibit microbial growth due to its slightly acidic secretions, so if you get out and exercise you will be healthier and lessen your risks of getting sick due to the constant destruction of microbial growth.
  • Louis Pasteur proved that microorganisms cannot sustain in heat, so make sure to wash all of your dishes and household surfaces in hot water to kill lingering bacteria.