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MRSA Bacteria Found Colonizing In Homes

MRSA, a bacteria that is often associated with public areas such as hospitals, swimming pools and gyms, has been found living in homes as well. The bacteria is resistant to antibiotics and is therefore hard to treat and very dangerous. The bacteria spreads easily and a recent study shows that it can colonize in private homes. The study was conducted …

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MRSA Staph Infection Decreasing, Really?

Warning: Images within this article are graphic. Staph or as it is more specifically known, Staphylococcus aureus, is a bacteria that can be found on the skin of healthy humans; however strains exist that are dangerous to people as well. Everyone may remember from history class that Sir Alexander Fleming first made the observation regarding the effectiveness of penicillin as …

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MRSA Staph Infections In Hospitals Down

A study published yesterday counts the number of health-care-associated MRSA infections down. The study, published in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine, finds a decline in the rate of infection (per 100,000 people) of about 31 percent. Nationwide in 2011, there were just over 80,000 cases of invasive MRSA, down from 2005 with just over 111,000 cases. MRSA-associated deaths are also …

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