A new strain of MRSA has appeared that is much more resistant to antibiotics than many other types of MRSA bacteria.
MRSA bacteria greatly magnified (Photo credit: CDC/Jim Biddle, Janice Haney Carr)
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says that approximately 12% of MRSA infections are community acquired. These community infections are usually skin infections, such as boils, impetigo, abscesses and cellulitis. People in good health can be infected with community MRSA and many people can become MRSA carriers. These community infections are transmitted through direct contact with an infected person and through touching objects contaminated with MRSA.
MRSA infections rising in children (©iStockPhoto.com/izusek)
If you’ve been following the news lately, you’ve probably noticed more articles about Staph and MRSA infections in children. The number of children diagnosed with MRSA infection has increased substantially over the past few years.
As community-acquired MRSA (CA-MRSA) continues to rise, it has become a major threat to children, mostly elementary school-aged, in crowded community settings. MRSA infections are commonly found on the neck and head of children and can spread to other parts of the body as well.
I hope you enjoy my new article blog. I plan to write in here my latest news about MRSA and Staph, as well as publish videos.
As such, I hope you’ll be able to understand much more about your Staph and MRSA treatment options as well as to get a better understanding of what these infections are all about and how to best protect yourself.
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Microbiologist and Author of the book MRSA Secrets Revealed