Staphylococcus epidermidis

( staf-ih-low-cock-us ep-ih-derm-ih-dis )
Staphylococcus epidermidis
About This nanobug

Nickname: Staph epi


Morphology: Gram-positive cocci in grape-like clusters


Habitat: Lives on the human body, especially on the skin and in the nose; it also lives on animals.


Disease or illness: It normally does not cause infection.


Who is at risk: Hospitalized patients – when medical devices are used to enter sterile areas of the body


Avoidance techniques: Do not allow the bacteria to get into sterile areas of the body, like the urinary tract or the blood stream.


“I hang out on your arm, but I mean you no harm