MRSA, short for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus to. S. aureus is a common bacterium that is resistant to antibiotics that are widely used
About 30 percent of people carry the Staphylococcus aureus -. Also known as staph – bacteria on the skin – or even the nose -. unwittingly
however, it can invade the bloodstream of the body and release poisonous toxins
it is more commonly spoken about in association with hospitals, and although the rates of infection have. He dropped is still a struggle for health services to address
However, bacteria often called a superbug – .. because it is more difficult to treat than other infections bacterial
MRSA is spread by skin to skin contact with a person who has an MRSA infection or have bacteria on the skin.
bacteria can also be spread through contact with objects such as towels, sheets, doorknobs, clothing and surfaces -. so it is necessary for hospitals to adopt good hygiene practices
options NHS said people staying in hospital are at increased risk of infection by the number of people often with wounds surgical or catheters which are an entry point for bacteria that remain in the body.
Others may have serious health problems and weakened immune systems making them more vulnerable to infections and diseases.
is much less common to be infected with MRSA outside the hospital.
symptoms of bacterial infection depend on what part of the body is infected.
If the bacteria enter the body through a wound or lesion on the skin, it can cause life-threatening infections such as septicemia or blood poisoning which can cause organs to close.
bacteria can also cause a rang of other MRSA infections such as pneumonia, urinary tract infections, osteomyelitis -., A bone infection and septic arthritis, a joint infection
When a person is infected by the bacteria, symptoms can include high fever, felling discomfort, dizziness, muscle aches, cooling and confusion.
If MRSA infects the skin, which can lead to infection of the wound, boil or abscess.
If the deeper layers of the skin becomes infected, which is known as cellulite, and the infection that causes the skin to become red, hot, swollen and painful
MRSA infections are treated with antibiotics -., but if it is only in the skin experts warn people need treatment “decolonization” to get rid of bacteria.
However, patients who are infected with MRSA in the hospital are usually treated in isolation in an attempt to stop the bacteria from spreading.
This comes after a different strain of bacteria MRSA has also been found in pork sold in Asda BRITISH and Sainsbury supermarkets.