My mother in law is watching my babies, 2 months & 3 years. she called me and told me that she has had boils under her arms and the infectious doctor told her that he thinks its a staff infection. she said it isn't contagious, I am super paranoid now. Any encounter this type staff infection?
They aren't all contagious. Staff is a naturally occurring germ. People are naturally covered in staff. that staff has gotten into your MIL's blood through the cut, hence staff infection. Mercer, is contagious, if you have an open wound. It's usually found in hospitals, jails, and other crowded facilities. That's the one you have to watch out for. Kind of like staff infection, gone wild. It's mutated to be resistant from medication.
dvdrom said he does not know
I think you should read this site…http://kidshealth.org/teen/infections/ba…
"People can get staph infections from contaminated objects, but staph bacteria often spread through skin-to-skin contact — the bacteria can be spread from one area of the body to another if someone touches the infected area.
Staph infections can spread from person to person among those who live close together in group situations (such as in college dorms). Usually this happens when people with skin infections share things like bed linens, towels, or clothing. Warm, humid environments can contribute to staph infections, so excessive sweating can increase someone's chances of developing an infection."