Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) News and Research

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Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is a type of bacteria that is resistant to certain antibiotics. These antibiotics include methicillin and other more common antibiotics such as oxacillin, penicillin and amoxicillin. Staph infections, including MRSA, occur most frequently among persons in hospitals and healthcare facilities (such as nursing homes and dialysis centers) who have weakened immune systems.

MRSA infections that occur in otherwise healthy people who have not been recently (within the past year) hospitalized or had a medical procedure (such as dialysis, surgery, catheters) are known as community-associated (CA)-MRSA infections. These infections are usually skin infections, such as abscesses, boils, and other pus-filled lesions.
Decolonization protocol after hospital discharge can prevent dangerous infections

Decolonization protocol after hospital discharge can prevent dangerous infections

Irish soil contains bacterial strains effective against antibiotic-resistant superbugs

Irish soil contains bacterial strains effective against antibiotic-resistant superbugs

Face masks may offer protection against staph bacteria for hog farm workers and their household members

Face masks may offer protection against staph bacteria for hog farm workers and their household members

Simple cleaning procedure reduces MRSA transmission from therapy dogs to children with cancer

Simple cleaning procedure reduces MRSA transmission from therapy dogs to children with cancer

Gram-negative bacteria found to be risk factor for worse outcomes in hospitalized ILD patients

Gram-negative bacteria found to be risk factor for worse outcomes in hospitalized ILD patients

Xenex LightStrike Germ-Zapping Robots help reduce infection rates at Martin Medical Center

Xenex LightStrike Germ-Zapping Robots help reduce infection rates at Martin Medical Center

Study: Privacy curtains in hospitals can become breeding grounds for dangerous germs

Study: Privacy curtains in hospitals can become breeding grounds for dangerous germs

Hunterdon Medical Center uses LightStrike robot to quickly zap away pathogens

Hunterdon Medical Center uses LightStrike robot to quickly zap away pathogens

Superbugs emerging from skin bacteria on the increase

Superbugs emerging from skin bacteria on the increase

ASU joins with Mayo Clinic to move blue clays closer to medical use

ASU joins with Mayo Clinic to move blue clays closer to medical use

Novel compound as effective as FDA-approved antibiotics for treating deadly infections

Novel compound as effective as FDA-approved antibiotics for treating deadly infections

FDA files complaint against company marketing unapproved hand sanitizers

FDA files complaint against company marketing unapproved hand sanitizers

Germ-fighting robot gives boost to hospital's infection control program

Germ-fighting robot gives boost to hospital's infection control program

Addressing Antimicrobial Resistance Through Industry

Addressing Antimicrobial Resistance Through Industry

Discovery opens new doors to developing vaccines for preventing staph skin infections

Discovery opens new doors to developing vaccines for preventing staph skin infections

Supercharged old drugs could destroy world's most dangerous superbugs

Supercharged old drugs could destroy world's most dangerous superbugs

New study shows how staph cells evade the body's immune system

New study shows how staph cells evade the body's immune system

Methicillin use not to blame for MRSA, say researchers

Methicillin use not to blame for MRSA, say researchers

Large-scale genetic study of E. coli illustrates complexity of drug resistant 'superbugs'

Large-scale genetic study of E. coli illustrates complexity of drug resistant 'superbugs'

Salford scientists may have found simple way for designing new antibiotics

Salford scientists may have found simple way for designing new antibiotics