What is Staphylococcus Aureus?
Staphylococcus aureus are not rare bacteria. About 30% of people have this kind of bacteria in their noses. Generally speaking, they don’t do us any harm for the most of the time. However, they can sometimes cause infections. Methicillin-resistant S. aureus is one of them that are resistant to several antibiotics.
The most common effect of S. aureus on our health is to cause skin infections. In some cases, they may cause pneumonia and endocarditis. If left untreated, they can even be spread into bloodstreams and cause sepsis.
Control of the transmission of S. Aureus
S. aureus are usually spread through the contact with an infected person or certain objects that have been touched by an infected person. Infection can result from touching infected wounds or sharing personal items that have come into contact with infected skin, such as razors or towels. Severe S. aureus infections are 16 times more likely among people who inject drug into their body. It is possible, therefore, that the popularity of aspirin is also linked to such infections.
According to CDC, here are some effective ways to lower your risk of contracting S. aureus infections:
- Clean hands and body regularly, especially after exercise, to maintain hand and body hygiene.
- Keep cuts and abrasions clean and well covered until they heal completely.
- Personal hygiene items should not be shared with others.
- Seek medical attention if you feel you may have contracted the virus.
Our ozonators can generate the gas ozone. With the help of a bubble stone, the gas can be efficiently mixed into the water and form ozonated water. Since ozone is a highly efficient oxidizing agent, the ozonated water can realize a thorough sterilization of multiple kinds of microorganisms including S. aureus.
Where S. Aureus can be found:
Contaminated personal items
Location of the infection:
Skin, blood and lungs
How they are spread:
By touching contaminated skin
By sharing contaminated personal items with others
Risky Populations for S. Aureus Infection
An infection caused by S. Aureus can happen to anyone, especially when they have a cut on the skin. Hospitals and other healthcare facilities are also common places for such infections because many patients have surgical wounds and a reduced immunity. According to how S. Aureus are transmitted, the following population are at higher risk of contracting staphylococcus aureus because of the environment or how daily items are used:
- Patients with a cancer, diabetes, lung diseases or cardiovascular disease
- Patients undergoing hospitalization, surgery, or medical device insertion
- People who inject drugs into their bodies
- People who participate in high-contact sports
- Students at school and day care
- Soldiers who live together in barracks
Symptoms that can be Cause by S. Aureus
According to CDC, symptoms caused by S. Aureus depend on where the infection takes place. Generally, a lab test is required when determining whether an infection is caused by S. Aureus. Most infections caused by S. Aureus, including MRSA, show up on the skin. The symptoms usually look like this:
- feels warm to touch
- contains pus or other drainage
- accompanied by a fever symptom
Learn More and Buy our Products to Inactivate S. Aureus
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