December 10, 2010
Methacillin Resistant Staph Aureus is a specific strain of the bacteria Staphylococcus Aureus that is resistant to the antibiotics created for its treatment. This makes it both very difficult to treat and impossible to eradicate. The infection has also been known to be deadly.
This organism is contracted and spread through an opening in the skin and can be transferred from an object that was recently touched by an individual who is infected.
There are also individuals who are carriers of the organism, that are without symptoms and unaware that they are even infected. Thereby, it is very important that we educate those at high risk of how to prevent the spread of this disease. (more…)