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Is staph an air borne disease that lives on your bodies?

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Staph, or Staphylococcus, is a family of bacteria that is very virulent, contagious, and even possibly infectious. What makes staph so dangerous is that it is very resistant to antibiotics.

Though staph is not generally considered an air-borne disease, there is some debate that MRSA, thought it usually is spread through contact with open sores, can remain viable on dry counters for several hours, that it may be spread by close proximity to someone that is infected by breathing the same air.

More research needs to be done to determine the avenues of transmission to be sure if it can be spread through the air.
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How do diseases get into your body?

The body has various entrance points for bacteria or virus like  that of the skin pores, the mouth, nose, eyes, any other open  orifice where when not cleaned or are suscept

Does the human body carry staph?

  Yes, various staphylococcus bacteria are often found on humans. For example, Staphylococcus aureus is a frequent inhabitant of the nose and skin.

Why are over crowded and poorly ventilated areas a major factor in air borne diseases?

In overcrowded areas there are greater chances of a person infected  with the disease spreading the infectious droplets through  breathing or sneezing. So there are chances

Once you had staph infection does it stay in your body?

Yes it stays dormant in the body. It can reappear for instance if you cut yourself while shaving, staph can reappear in the open wound.

What are the reservoirs of staph diseases?

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What does the body do to diseases?

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Can MRSA staph live in water?

No it cannot live in water. However, MRSA can be spread via surfaces such as a shower wall or handle or a swimming pool hand rail. It is usually spread via contact with a surf
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Diseases of the body?

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What is air borne and water borne diseases?

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