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In laboratory we are doing a study on Staphylococcal carriers and whether or not the carry Staphylococcus aureus Staphylococcus aureus is a bacteria that is a normal element of the skin and inside the nose Some people can carry Staphylococcus and not be infected by it The two major species of Staphylococcus are Staphylococcus aureus and Staphylococcus epidermis the difference is distinguished between the fermentation of mannitol salt agar Staphylococcus aureus will ferment mannitol and produces acid and Staphylococcus epidermidis does not Sometimes Staphylococcus may cause infection the most common being skin infections Most of these infections are minor and can be treated without antibiotics Such minor infections of Staphylococcus are skin infections bone infections and pneumonia Occasionally Staphylococcus bacteria can also cause serious infections such as severe life-threatening bloodstream infections These diseases are spread by having direct contact with the infected individual Although some skin infections may be infected by indirect contact by touching inanimate objects It is important on how Staphylococcus is spread because a person is liable to pick the infection up from almost anywhere According to the Center of Disease Control most serious staphylococcus infections were treated with a certain type of antibiotic related to penicillin Although over the years the treatment methods for these infections have become difficult because of antibiotic resistance As reported by the Center of Disease Control antibiotic resistance can cause significant danger and suffering for children and adults who have common infections that may have once been able to be treated easily with antibiotics The use of antibiotics encourages the development of antibiotic-resistant bacteria Bacteria that become resistant to antibiotics occurs when bacteria mutate causing a reduced or even maybe eliminating the effectiveness of drugs or any other chemical designed to prevent disease These bacteria learn to survive and therefore continue to multiply causing more harm to their host body The CDC reported that people should only use antibiotics to treat bacterial infections not such things
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