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The staph infections' job is to cause a multitude of diseases that result in infection of tissue.
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.
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