MRSA is a bacteria found of the skin of many people. It can cause infections in some people, and can be difficult to treat
Yeast infections can be found in the mouth or the diaper area. Thrush is another name for a yeast infection in the mouth. The fungus that causes these infections can be found in healthy people. It sometimes causes illness among infants, persons with weak immune systems or those on certain antibiotics.
What causes Yeast Infections?
Candida albicans, a fungus
How are Yeast Infections spread?
By contact with skin lesions, mouth and vaginal secretions, or stool of infected persons or asymptomatic carriers. Yeast can also be spread from mother to infant during childbirth
What are the symptoms of Yeast Infections?
Mouth: White, slightly raised patches on the tongue or inside the cheek
Diaper area: A smooth, shiny “fire engine” red rash
How long is it contagious?
Contagious while lesions are present
How can I prevent infection?
For more information, please call the Northern Kentucky Health Department at 859.363.2070.
Revised November 2014