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MRSA is abbreviation for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. Staphylococcus is group of bacteria, familiarly known as Staph or Staph bacteria, that can cause multitude of diseases as result of infection of various tissues of body. Distribution of S. Aureus is worldwide, and therefore many people have these bacteria in their bodies, meaning they are or colonize. However, in 1959, antibiotic closely related to penicillin, was introduced to treat Staphylococcus and other bacterial infections. Within 1 to 2 years, Staphylococcus bacteria start to isolate that were resistant to methicillin. These S. bacteria were then termed methicillin-resistant or MRSA. MRSA bacteria show resistance to many antibiotics. Because MRSA is so antibiotic resistant, it is termed superbug by some investigators. This superbug is variation of already recognized human pathogen, S. Aureus, gram-positive bacteria that occur in grape-like clusters term cocci. Bacteria are usually found in armpit, groin, nose, and throat. Fortunately, only few people are colonized by MRSA, usually in nose, according to US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In majority of cases, colonizing bacteria do not cause disease. However, damage to skin or other injury may allow bacteria to overcome natural protective mechanisms of body and lead to infection; because of its ability to destroy skin, it is also one of types of bacteria that has been termed flesh-eating bacterium. Unfortunately, these organisms can anyone, including infants, children, and adults. MRSA are not VRE organisms. Enterococci are bacteria that occur in intestine. However, strains of MRSA be resistant to Antibiotic vancomycin and these strains are termed VRSA. Plasmids that code for Antibiotic resistance can be transferred between these two bacterial and other types of bacteria such as Escherichia. Also, lay press has occasionally labelled MRSA as virus. This is mistake, but people still report it from time to time. Don't be confused if term MRSA virus reappears, as it will be correct in most instances. Even without antibiotic resistance, S. Aureus has effective means to causing infections. Bacterial strains of S. Aureus can produce proteolytic enzymes, enterotoxins, exfoliative and exotoxin TSST-1. Adding Antibiotic resistance to this long list of pathogenic mechanisms makes MRSA formidable superbug. Less than 2 percentage of US population is colonized with MRSA, and these people are called MRSA carriers. Proportion Of Health Care-associate Staphylococcal Infections That Are Due To MRSA Rapidly Increased From 2 Percentage In Intensive Care Units In 1974 To 64 Percentage In 2004. Approximately 126 000 hospitalizations due to MRSA yearly. Recent data suggest that MRSA causes large percentage of all skin and soft-tissue infections. Invasive MRSA infections occur in approximately 94 000 people year and are associated with approximately 19 000 deaths, reportedly more deaths than HIV per year. Of these MRSA infections that cause Death, about 86 percentage HA-MRSA and 14 percentage are CA-MRSA.

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Is MRSA Contagious?

MRSA is very contagious under certain circumstances; spread occurs through person-to-person contact with skin infection or even indirect contact, such as with MRSA-infected person's clothing or towels or even from benches in gyms. All MRSA needs to establish itself is small break in skin or mucosa. This is important because no breaks mean no infection; for example, skin-infect or MRSA-colonize pregnant females seldom infect their fetus or infants. However, many activities such as saliva exchange, and sexual contact, although somewhat less likely to transfer MRSA to another, can cause infection if skin or mucosa is damage.

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Overview

Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infection is caused by type of staph bacteria that's become resistant to many of antibiotics used to treat ordinary staph infections. Most MRSA infections occur in people who've been in hospitals or other health care settings, such as homes and dialysis centers. When it in these settings, it's known as health care-associate MRSA. HA-MRSA infections are usually associated invasive procedures or devices, such as surgeries, intravenous tubing or artificial joints. HA-MRSA can spread by health care workers touching people with hands or people touching unclean surfaces. Another type of MRSA infection has occurred in wider community among healthy people. This form, community-associate MRSA, often begins as painful skin boil. It's usually by skin-to-skin contact. At-risk populations include groups such as school wrestlers, child care workers and people who live in crowded conditions.

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