2. Improper Hand Washing
People who don’t wash their hands are not only more likely to contract an Enterococcus Faecalis infection but also spread it to other people. The bacteria typically live around the rectum or in the mouth. It can be spread from person to person.
If a person goes to the bathroom and doesn’t wash their hands, they may spread the bacteria to bathroom stall locks, doorknobs and handles, and anything else they touch after they leave the bathroom. If these people work around food, they can carry it to the food an make a lot of people sick.
One of the best ways to avoid an infection like this is to wash your hands with hot, soapy water anytime you use the bathroom. You should also wash them before you prepare food. Many people also prefer to use antibacterial lotions and hand sanitizers to help fight off bacterial infections and germs.