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.
Inherited genetic tendency appears to protect people from MRSA infections

Inherited genetic tendency appears to protect people from MRSA infections

Researchers examine how superbug fights last-resort antibiotics

Researchers examine how superbug fights last-resort antibiotics

Rice, UTHealth researchers search for clues to combat antibiotic resistance

Rice, UTHealth researchers search for clues to combat antibiotic resistance

Researchers discover elastic polymer with broad-spectrum antimicrobial properties

Researchers discover elastic polymer with broad-spectrum antimicrobial properties

Study: Surveillance for antibiotic-resistant bacteria continues to be core focus for healthcare facilities

Study: Surveillance for antibiotic-resistant bacteria continues to be core focus for healthcare facilities

New methods to recognize antimicrobial resistant bacteria and how they work

New methods to recognize antimicrobial resistant bacteria and how they work

Two New Resistance-Proof Antibiotics Have Been Created

Two New Resistance-Proof Antibiotics Have Been Created

Germ-zapping robot helps curb the spread of infectious diseases

Germ-zapping robot helps curb the spread of infectious diseases

New research identifies novel link between antibiotic resistance and climate change

New research identifies novel link between antibiotic resistance and climate change

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