5 Causes of Staph Infection
Staph infection is caused by Staphylococcus bacteria.
Up to 30% of the population carries this bacteria but even those that do usually don’t develop staph infections.
Infections typically develop when there is a break in the skin. There are also risk factors that make people more likely to develop a staph infection including:
- Existing health conditions (including diabetes, cancer, cystic fibrosis, eczema and weakened immune systems)
- Playing contact sports
- Eating or preparing food in unsanitary conditions
- Using “Invasive” devices like catheters, feeding or breathing tubes, and dialysis tubing
Up next, 5 ways to preventing staph infections.