In the world of viruses and bacteria, variations of staph are very common. Staphylococcus aureus, or staph for short, is a healthcare-associated infection (HAI), but can occur anywhere. It’s a type of bacteria that’s found on the skin and hair and, interestingly enough, about 30 percent of people carry it in their noses, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Most of the time, staph does not cause harm; however, sometimes staph causes infections.
Anyone can develop a staph infection. Some are more at risk than others, such as those with a chronic condition. Staph can also cause food poisoning as a result of food contamination or improper refrigeration. At home, it’s important to clean and disinfect food prep areas and frequently touched hard surfaces.1
Consider the following tips to help prevent the spread of Staphylococcus aureus with Clorox® Regular Bleach2:
Tips at Home
2. Clorox Master Label