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Staph Infection

Because of the use of antibiotics to raise livestock, antibiotic resistant bacteria, like MRSA, flourish. A new study has found that living near livestock raises the risk that you could be carrying MRSA (methicillin resistant staphylococcus aureus). Even if you haven’t had contact with livestock, living near them seems to be enough to increase the […]

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Staph infection symptoms can be hard to beat, and risk high—antibiotic resistant strains can leave you in the hospital for months, and if not caught early infection symptoms can spread to deep layers of the skin, blood, or other parts of the body. But are they ever really cured? You may get rid of infection […]

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Bed Bug Bites May Spread MRSA

February 22, 2012

A new Canadian study has confirmed that bed bugs carry diseases, including the antibiotic resistant staph infection strain MRSA. ABC reports in the video below. video platformvideo managementvideo solutionsvideo player Although there’s no evidence yet that bed bug bites spread MRSA, doctors should now be on the lookout. In recent months MRSA has shown itself […]

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Two schools illustrate how easily staph infections can spread, including the antibiotic resistant strain MRSA (Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus). Staph infections can live harmlessly on the skin, or, under the right conditions, can rage into a disease that can’t be fought with antibiotics. Heat, sweat, or a weakened immune system are just right for staph infection, […]

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A new MSNBC article reports findings that the majority (67%) of outpatient surgery centers inspected failed to follow some of the most basic procedures that help to prevent the spread of disease, including hand washing, sterilizing instruments/surfaces and throwing away one-use tools (rather than reusing them on other patients, as many clinics did). The study […]

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