MRSA | Meticillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus
MRSA is a common bacterium. Staphylococcus aureus is a common type of bacterium that can live on your skin and not cause you harm, but can sometimes cause a number of common infections. Usually, having staphylococcus aurreus in our nose or on your skin will not harm you. As the bacteriuum is not normally a risk to healthy people. People who carry it are not aware they do, and most of them will not have any symptoms. MRSA is a type of staphylococcus aureus that can no longer be treated by meticillin (a type of antibiotic), however we can still treat MRSA. It is estimated that around 7% of all patients who are admitted to hospitals have the MRSA bacterium on their skin or in their nose already, even though they may feel well. [b]Spread of MRSA[/b] MRSA is mainly spread fom person to person through hand contact. This is why washing your hands and using alcohol-based hand gels are so important. Good hand hygiene is one of the most important and effective ways of stopping the spread of MRSA.
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