Staph is a short form of Staphylococcus which is a bacterium of a genus that includes many pathogenic kinds that cause pus formation, especially in the skin and mucous membranes.
Infections are caused by staphylococcus bacteria, types of germs commonly found on the skin or in the nose of even healthy individuals. Most of the time, these bacteria cause no problems or result in relatively minor skin infections.
But staphylococcus infections can turn deadly if the bacteria invade deeper into your body, entering your bloodstream, joints, bones, lungs or heart. A growing number of otherwise healthy people are developing life-threatening staph infections. Treatment usually involves antibiotics and drainage of the infected area. However, some staphylococcus infections no longer respond to common antibiotics. So it is better to prevent staphylococcus concentration before it gets dangerous. Our Plush Toy is an ideal reminder of this fact.