Staphylococcus Aureus
  Created by Peter Acquafredda

Transmission of Staphylococcus aureus

Staphylococcus aureus is normally found on the skin and in the nose of a quarter of the population without the negative effects of infection or disease.  Once there is a skin injury, the bacterium can infect the skin, and the risk of skins infection increases.  Skin injuries include cuts and scratches, skin disorders like rashes, needle injections from a drug needle or an intravenous catheter, and surgical incisions.  Transmission of Staphylococcus aureus is mostly from people with active Staphylococcus aureus skin infections.

Staphylococcus aureus is always spread by physical contact, not through the air.

Staphylococcus aureus can spread from the pus of an infection like boils or abscesses through direct contact like skin-to-skin contact, or through indirect contact with contaminated objects such as sheets, towels, or sports equipment.

Infection can also enter the body through open cuts and wounds through the use of contaminated personal care items like razors or bandages.

Foods contaminated with
Staphylococcus aureus causes food poisoning after ingestion.

Fact:Staphylococcus aureus can survive on dry surfaces for up to several months. 

Video of transmission of Staphylococcus aureus!