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.
Drug-resistant bacteria increasingly causing infections in healthy people

Drug-resistant bacteria increasingly causing infections in healthy people

Pine cones may form a new line of attack against MRSA infection

Pine cones may form a new line of attack against MRSA infection

MRSA bugs immunity to hospital disinfectants and antiseptics

MRSA bugs immunity to hospital disinfectants and antiseptics

Phico Therapeutics secures funding to tackle superbug

Phico Therapeutics secures funding to tackle superbug

Evidence that MRSA control policies in hospitals are poor

Evidence that MRSA control policies in hospitals are poor

How to avoid MRSA infection

How to avoid MRSA infection

Yeast and tea tree oil kill MRSA superbug

Yeast and tea tree oil kill MRSA superbug

Simple infection control measures can eradicate MRSA

Simple infection control measures can eradicate MRSA

Reports of MRSA have increased by 3.6% in England over the last year

Reports of MRSA have increased by 3.6% in England over the last year

New drive to tackle superbugs like MRSA

New drive to tackle superbugs like MRSA

MRSA contamination can be reduced by using copper alloys for surfaces in healthcare facilities

MRSA contamination can be reduced by using copper alloys for surfaces in healthcare facilities

MRSA "superbug" genome decoded

MRSA "superbug" genome decoded

MRSA superbugs emerged independently in at least eight countries including the UK

MRSA superbugs emerged independently in at least eight countries including the UK

Research may explain why methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infections are so difficult to control in hospitals

Research may explain why methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infections are so difficult to control in hospitals

Emergence of MRSA bacteria that are increasingly resistant to vancomycin

Emergence of MRSA bacteria that are increasingly resistant to vancomycin

An antibiotic, Tigecycline produces 74 percent cure rate in cSSSI patients

An antibiotic, Tigecycline produces 74 percent cure rate in cSSSI patients

British company to launch "super bug tester" into UK hospitals

British company to launch "super bug tester" into UK hospitals