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New study identifies, quantifies and characterizes its prevalence.
Once considered a hospital anomaly, community-acquired infections with drug-resistant strains of the bacterium Staphylococcus aureus now turn up regularly among children hospitalized in the intensive-care unit.
A new study finds that methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) â€“responsible for several difficult-to-treat infections including blood poisoning and pneumonia and a particular problem in hospitals â€“ occurs in distinct geographical clusters across Europe, indicating that MRSA is being diffused by patients moving between hospitals rather than spreading freely in the community.
Seven-fold increase in potentially lethal superbug.
CHICAGO, July 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A sometimes fatal "superbug" is popping up in hospitals, other health care settings and even communities where healthy people live. It's called methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, (MRSA "mer'-sa").
The â€œsuper bugâ€ may not be so super anymore. Reports show some methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infections have been decreasing.
US health officials reported Tuesday that the rates of drug-resistant staph infections are increasing, while some hospitals are beginning to curb at least one source of infection in some of their sickest patients.
Two common strains of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, commonly known as MRSA, were virtually eradicated in the laboratory by exposing them to a wavelength of blue light, in a process called photo-irradiation that is described in a paper published online ahead of print in Photomedicine and Laser Surgery.
According to researchers, an increasing number of children in the US are developing head and neck infections due to bacteria called methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, or MRSA.
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