MRSA or the “Super Bug”

MRSA is also know as the super bug globally. MRSA is a Methicillin resistant Staphylococcus auries. This bacteria has developed a resistance to many antibiotics including the pencillin, methicillin, dicloxacillin, nafcillin, oxacillin and other.  This kind of bacterial infection is difficult to treat and remains a challenge to the doctors globally. The bacteria is responsible for various infections inside and outside of the body of humans and Animals.

The resistance to antibiotics make it difficult to treat for the infections. MRSA is spread through skin contact, the bacteria goes into the body through skin breaks or cuts. MRSA is widely spread in hospitals, prisons and nursing homes. The disease is also spread among sex workers. The people with weak immunity system are more prone to such infections. There are two types of MRSA attacks, the HA-MRSA and CA-MRSA.

MRSA exists in humans in nostrils and groins. The symptoms include impetigo, boils, abscesses, folliculitis, cellulitis. If the infections is advanced it can cause fever, chills, bone infection, pneumonia, heart valve infections and lung infection. Certain IV antibiotics and oral antibiotics which are not resistant to MRSA can cure the disease. MRSA is identified through blood tests and swab analysis from the infected portion. Maintaining body hygiene, clean clothes, clean surroundings can prevent from MRSA infections

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