A new strain of MRSA has appeared that is much more resistant to antibiotics than many other types of MRSA bacteria.
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.
A study by the Kaiser Foundation found that 1.2 million patients were hospitalized with MRSA in 2007 and the death rate was between 4%-10%. This more recent study shows that MRSA is a more common problem than previously thought.
And, a 2009 Henry Ford Hospital study shows a more deadly strain of MRSA known as the USA600 strain which, while not infecting large numbers of people, does have a 50% death rate. This infection typically enters the blood stream. This study did note that the higher death rate could be related to the study patients age, who were older and averaged the age of 64.
I am not saying this to be alarmist. However, studies are showing that some MRSA strains are resisting more and more antibiotics. Some strains are resisting ALL the antibiotics we have. The over-use and over-reliance upon antibiotics is helping create superbugs like MRSA.
What does all this mean? We can’t continue to count on antibiotics for MRSA treatment. This is a wake up call. We must all do our best preventative measures against MRSA and Staph, and we need to know what non-antibiotic MRSA treatment alternatives are available to us. There are many natural approaches that are very effective when it comes to stopping antibiotic resistant Staph and MRSA. But you need to find strong medicinal products that are powerful enough to put a stop to these dangerous infections.
Do yourself and your family a favor. Find out how to address these bacteria without relying upon antibiotics. It could make the huge difference to you, and everyone else by helping to reduce the incidence of antibiotic-resistant bacteria.
Microbiologist and Natural Health Expert
Author of the book MRSA Secrets Revealed