What Is MRSA?


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Anonymous answered
MRSA stands for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. Patients who have been admitted in hospitals are at an increased risk to contract diseases. MRSA infections are most often known to occur in hospitals. Patients that are in the highest risk bracket are those who have wounds, those who have undergone surgery and through invasive devices such as the catheter.

The primary carriers of MRSA are human beings and mere physical contact is enough for the infection to spread. MRSA can be detected by a lab test of a sample of blood, urine, or fluids from a wound. Mupirocin is used to treat cases of MRSA. It is applied to the skin or in the nasal cavity.

Nurses and doctors may unwittingly transmit MRSA from one patient to the other. They need to maintain a high degree of personal hygiene to prevent this from happening. They should sanitize themselves after every meeting with a patient. Even floors and bed stands should be thoroughly sanitized because the MRSA bacteria can survive on inanimate objects.
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Chris Brewster answered
Yes it stands for Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). It's a type of staph infection that is hard to treat. I got and I didn't have surgery and I didn't have a wound. Just started as a boil. The dr's used several types of meds before they found a combo that worked.
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Cathy Kerwick answered
Blurto is correct about the MRSA virus. My mother got it while in the hospital. My brother in-law from England says it has been widespread there for a number of years. One guy he knew had to have IV antibiotics for a year to get rid of it.
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Anonymous answered
MRSA stands for methicillin resistant staphylococcus aureus.  We all have bacteria all over our skin and in our intestines as well as several other areas of the body.  We do have staphylococcus aureus as well as other bacteria on our skin, but some people have a type resistant to an antibiotic called methicillin.  This is MRSA.  This bacteria can be carried on us, especially in the nostrils.  It sometimes is not a problem and we don't know that we carry it around.  For others, it creates nasty wounds and skin issues.  Sometimes, it isn't a problem until we have surgery.  For example, when the doctor makes an incision, there is a possibility of the bacteria getting inside of us if we have it on our skin.  Precautions are taken prior to surgery in regards to all bacteria like showering with special soaps prior to surgery and in surgery the medical staff does scrub the area thoroughly prior to making an incision.  Anyway, this organism called MRSA is resistant to several antibiotics and often needs several antibiotics given at the same time to kill it.
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k a esslinger answered
All of the above are correct. Some strains of mrsa are very hard to treat. I know several people who have this staph infection and they have to be very careful because it can be very resistant to certain antibiotics. Last year we had many counties that had to close school because of this. Its extremely contagious.I think it may stay dormant in your system until it comes in contact with the virus
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Anonymous commented
i am a mrsa carrier once you get a mrsa infection it does not go away . the infection on the surface may go away but the mrsa stays dormant in your bloodstream until another surface wound occures then the infection can resurface . i have also found out it can be transferred through blood tranfusions as well. i don't use needles at all but have learned from my doctor that it can be transferred that way as well. it has very similar transfer qualities to hiv and aids but is not deadly. i was recently diagnosed with another mrsa surface infection and e.coli and im pregnant as well i keep very clean and am not sure how the infection came about but im concerned for my unborn baby and im paranoid and have cleaned my whle house with bleach
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Anonymous answered
I believe it's aka the "Bug". Most commonly caught if you work in a hospital or school. (students, nurses, patients, and teachers are in danger)

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