Control & Prevention of Staph Infections
Staphylococcal infections are caused by Staphylococcus aureaus (boil/soft tissue infection) and some may develop resistance to antibiotics (methicillin resistant Staphylococcus Aureaus-MRSA). Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) stat 25-35% of people have staph on their body (armpits, groin, genital area & nose) and there is no illness.
Most infections occur when there is direct contact with staph bacteria from the body, razors, towels, clothing, bed linens, and a break in the skin (cut or scrape). The bacteria are NOT carried through the air and are not found in dirt or mud.