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Having healthy skin is important because our skin protects our bodies in several important ways.

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Staph Infection Fact Sheet

March 3, 2015

About Staph Infections:

Staphylococcus (Staph) refers to a group of bacteria that can cause infection of any tissue of the body. Staph infections range from mild to fatal. Many strains of Staph Infections can infect humans, but most infections are caused by common strains that can be found in the nose and on the skin of up to one third of healthy adults without causing infection. However, damage to the skin or other injury may allow the bacteria to overcome the protective mechanisms of the body, leading to infection.

Last updated on Fri, 03/27/2015 - 16:32