Staphylococcus Infection

Overview over symptoms, causes, treatment, and prevention.

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What is Staph Infection?

This is an infection which is caused by the Staphylococcus bacteria. Staphylococcus is a classification of bacteria which can cause an excess of infections as a consequence of the capability to infect many different types of the fleshy tissue of the body.

Signs & Transmission Of Infection

Direct contact with an infected sore or wound, or with personal-care items such as razors, bandages, etc, are common routes of transmission. This infection commonly causes painful skin and tissue conditions, such as boils, scalded skin, ect.

Prevention and Treatment for Staph infection

There is no vaccine for staph infection, but we have found antibiotics very useful. Proper hygiene is important. Wash hands diligently, avoid close contact with infected individuals, and carefully clean all skin scrapes, cuts, and wounds to reduce the chances of them becoming infected with Staph.

Be Aware!

Staph can infect openings in the skin, like scratches, pimples, or skin cysts. Anyone can get a staph infection. Many people out there are unaware of such harmful diseases, and ignorant of infections like this one that can easily be transmitted and cause death.

Reference

Buckingham, Steven C. “Prevention of recurrent MRSA skin infections: what you need to know.” Consultant Dec.2008: 1031. Student Resource In Context.Web.26.Jan.2015.

Davidson, Alison. I. (1994), Preventing Staph. Aureus infection on a surgical ward: the nurses’ rol. British Journal of Nursing, 3 (7).

“Studies from inserm add new findings in the area of Staphylococcus infections.” Science letter 12 Feb.2008: 4583. Student Resources In Context. Web. 26 Jan.2015.