Who can contract Staph infections?
Any human may contract a Staph infection, some segments of the population are more likely to get staph infections. These groups include breast feeding women, newborns, as well as people with common chronic disorders, cancer or lung disease. Other higher risk groups include those with vascular diseases, diabetes, narcotics users who inject, or people who use i.v. catheters, people with skin injuries, open wounds from surgical procedures and naturally anyone with a weakened immune system. If you are in any of those categories, you need to take additional precautions and be aware of both the potential complications and well as the symptoms so that you can begin treatment when needed.
Can you pass Staph infections on?
You can pass Staph infections on which makes the contagious until the infection is cured. Transmission can come from direct touch of an infected area or when other items that might touch the wound. It is generally considere that casual contact from hugging and kissing will not cause a contagious person to transmit the infection like staph infections.