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.
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

Even perfect hand hygiene practice can spread MRSA in NICU babies

Even perfect hand hygiene practice can spread MRSA in NICU babies

Foster launches Combat antimicrobial master batches for blending with medical device polymers

Foster launches Combat antimicrobial master batches for blending with medical device polymers

Children with bloodstream infections less likely to die than adults, study shows

Children with bloodstream infections less likely to die than adults, study shows

Case Western Reserve and Q2 Pharma partner to develop antivirulence agents that disarm superbugs

Case Western Reserve and Q2 Pharma partner to develop antivirulence agents that disarm superbugs

Hospital room floors could be overlooked source for dissemination of pathogens, study suggests

Hospital room floors could be overlooked source for dissemination of pathogens, study suggests

Natural antibiotic produced by bacteria found on African ant could help fight against MRSA

Natural antibiotic produced by bacteria found on African ant could help fight against MRSA

UVC machines can cut transmission of four drug-resistant superbugs by 30%, study finds

UVC machines can cut transmission of four drug-resistant superbugs by 30%, study finds

Study yields insights into shifts in epidemiology of multi-drug resistant organisms

Study yields insights into shifts in epidemiology of multi-drug resistant organisms

Penn Medicine awarded CDC grant to develop new approaches to combat antibiotic resistance

Penn Medicine awarded CDC grant to develop new approaches to combat antibiotic resistance

UV disinfection device effectively reduces risk of C. difficile infections

UV disinfection device effectively reduces risk of C. difficile infections

Contaminated poultry may be source of human exposure to MRSA, research shows

Contaminated poultry may be source of human exposure to MRSA, research shows