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How is the staph infection contracted? Bumps on the chest

if i touched my grandpa for 10 seconds giving him a hug skin to skin and he has staph, but a small trace left, could i have gotten it, and my grandma just got out of heart surgery a week or 2 ago, and i touched her hand, could she get it? and could it kill her? im so worried please respond fast.
I rubbed hand sanitizer all over where my skin came in contact with after touching grandma's hand, and i disinfected my bed/clothes i am wearing now and washed my hands, could i still get it? I do have small bumps on my chest where the skin met skin. and he is currently taking the last week of antibiotics to stop it.
Asked On : Thu, 25 Apr 2013
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Thanks for placing your query here.
I can appreciate your concerns.
There is no reason to panic.
The chances of either you grandma getting staph infection are extremely small .
At the max either of you can have germs on skin (so called colonisation) & all human beings have these germs on skin & inside noses.
The disease can happen only when the germs get access to body tissues through minor cuts or abrasions.
Hope I have answered your query.
If you have any further questions I will be happy to help.
Answered: Thu, 25 Apr 2013
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