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Transcript of MRSA
By: Zareen Tasnim Cause Treatment Symptoms M-Methicillin
A-aureus MRSA is a strain of Staphylococcus aureus bacteria, commonly called "staph." Staph bacteria are normally found on the skin or in the nose of about one-third of the population. The bacteria are generally harmless unless they enter the body through a cut or other injuries, and even then they usually cause only minor skin problems in healthy people. Red, swollen, and painful area on the skin
General ill feeling (malaise)
Shortness of breath Draining the skin sore may be the only treatment needed for a local skin MRSA infection.
More serious MRSA infections are becoming increasingly difficult to treat. In this case antibiotics can be used.
If it gets even worse then the person needs to be taken to the hospital and may be given:
Fluids and medications through a vein
Kidney dialysis (if kidney failure occurs)
MRSA BACTERIA MRSA infection on the leg on the hand Fifty percent of patients who become infected with the new powerful strain die within 30 days; other MRSA strains kill only about 11 percent. But the little MRSA infection can be taken care of by taking antibiotics. Fatality rate How common is this disease MRSA may be carried in the nose by 0.2-3.5% of the general population, depending on geographical location
Studies have shown high rates of MRSA colonization (up to 15%) in horse owners and horse veterinarians. When was this discovered? You can get MRSA by touching another person who has it on the skin.
MRSA is found and passed on from the skin of many healthy horses.
MRSA has been found in many hospitals, nursing homes, schools, and prisons throughout the country. MRSA was first discovered in 1961 when distinctive symptoms, like boils and peeling skin, were discovered. Facts Work Cited MRSA. Equ ID Blog. 20 October 2008. Web. 27 April 2011.
David C. Dugdale. Pub Med Health. National Center for Biotechnology Information. 30 May 2009. Web. 25 April 2011.
Charles, Davis. MRSA Infections. Medicine Net. 2007. Web. 26 April 2011.