Staph infections are those caused by the bacteria Staphylococcus aureus.
Commonly found in the Hawaiian environment such as beaches, sand, water, pubic facilities, health care settings.
Many healthy people carry staph bacteria in their noses without getting sick. But when the skin is punctured or broken, staph bacteria can enter the wound and cause infections, which can lead to other health problems.
-MRSA, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, a once-rare drug-resistant germ now appears to cause more than half of all skin infections treated in U.S. emergency rooms, say researchers who documented the superbug's startling spread in the general population by studying it in 11 cities.