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Physicians now have help in their battle against methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), a potentially deadly infection that initially was limited to hospitals and health care facilities but has become a growing problem in healthy children and adults.
Patients in hospitals and healthcare facilities can develop infections as a result of contamination of indwelling medical devices such as catheters with bacteria that are normal inhabitants of the skin of the patient or health care personnel.
Selfish bacterial cells that act in their own interests and do not cooperate with their infection-causing colleagues can actually reduce the severity of infection.
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.
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.
Pharmacies in Britain sold more than 10,000 do-it-yourself cleaning kits last month alone amid fears of bacterium infection by consumers, officials say. PatientPak Chairman Jonathan Sayeed said his company enjoyed increased sales of its cleaning kits in December because off heightened concerns about
European Union countries must stop the misuse of antibiotics if they want to avoid an increase in deaths caused by "super bugs" resistant to medical care, the European Commission said on Thursday.
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