National Coordinator of the Tuberculosis, Leprosy, and Buruli Ulcer Control Program, Dr. Chukwuma Anyaike has said that staphylococcus aureus, a bacteria that may infect humans, is mostly found on human skin but can also be spread through sexual activity.
Although staphylococcus is occasionally misdiagnosed, according to the public health physician, it can still infect people if it gets into their private parts or other vulnerable areas.
He claims that staphylococcus is a tenacious bacteria that has recently developed drug resistance.
He emphasized that staphylococcus is not meant to be present in a vagina or urethra, emphasizing that if it is, it would not only infect the area but also have the potential to spread during sexual activity.
Many people are misinformed about how Staphylococcus is spread, with some claiming that it can only be done through sexual contact.
However, Anyaike stated in an exclusive interview with PUNCH HealthWise that anyone is susceptible to staphylococcus and that it can spread through infected materials in hospitals.
In order to prevent Staphylococcus, the head of NTBLCP asked Nigerians to practice better cleanliness. He also advised people to refrain from having several sex partners.
The public health specialist gave the following justifications for why staphylococcus is sexually transmitted: “Staphylococcus is not meant to be in the vagina or urinary tract. Since it is in the incorrect area once it gets there, it can spread sexually much like other organisms like Ecoli.
The male private area or the vagina are not meant to contain Ecoli. If staphylococcus is located in the incorrect location, it will begin to grow and eventually produce symptoms that are quite uncomfortable for you.
If you have staphylococcus in your vagina or the area around it, your body may typically react by leaking or itching since the bacteria is in the incorrect spot, or you may get a burning sensation.
What exactly do we mean by ‘sexually transmitted’ then? As a result, if you have sex with a male, he will become infected. If he then has sex with another woman and spreads the sickness to her, the infection will spread further. It is transmitted sexually because of this.
“Normally, staphylococcus is not intended to be found in a woman’s vagina or a man’s urethra since they are the improper places for it to be, and if it is there, it might cause itching and burning.”