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Contact With a Contaminated Surface

Another way that Staphylococcus can be transmitted is through direct contact with a contaminated surface. This includes things such as towels, bedding, uniforms, razors, washcloths, and sporting equipment.
 
Staph infections can be spread in hospitals by touching contaminated:
 
  • Bedside rails
  • Blood pressure cuffs
  • Television remote controls
  • Toilet seats.
     

How Long After Transmission Do Staph Symptoms Occur?

When someone becomes infected with Staphylococcus, they do not immediately have any signs or symptoms; it takes about 1 to 10 days, on average, for symptoms to appear. However, inside the person's body, the bacteria are multiplying. This period between Staphylococcus transmission and the beginning of staph infection symptoms and signs is called the "staph infection incubation period."
 
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