Staph infection poses greatest risk among siblings: 3 observations

An American College of Physicians study analyzed the rising incidence of Staphylococcus Aureus Bacteremia, according to The Siasat Daily.

Researchers used a Denmark national registry to reveal the prevalence of staph infection in first-degree relatives.

Annals of Internal Medicine published the study.

Here are three observations:

1. The study showed a person is at greater risk of contracting a staph infection if his or her first-degree relative is hospitalized with staph infection.

2. Siblings are at the highest risk of contracting staph infection if their siblings have the infection.

3. The researchers did not pinpoint a cause, but said it is most likely not direct transmission.

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