Your Pet Could Be a Carrier of MRSA

Staph infections have always been a concern in hospitals, particularly MRSA which is resistant to many antibiotic treatments.  MRSA has also been showing up outside of the health care network, even in patients that have not recently been in a medical facility. There is one surprising source of MRSA that has health officials worried – […]

Why Making MRSA Testing Mandatory Might Improve Public Health

MRSA is a severe bacterial infection that is resistant to some of the most popularly used antibiotics.  Left untreated, it can cause dangerous infections all over in the body, and can even lead to death.  Some hospitals are considering make testing for MRSA a prerequisite to being admitted. The Veterans Health Administration hospital in Pittsburgh, […]

What You Need To Know About Your Dog and MRSA

MRSA was once confined to patients who spent a lot of time in a hospital or a health care facility.  However, it has since spread to the general population.  Not only are humans not safe from the super bug, our best friends are not either.  Here is a look at MRSA and your dog. The […]

What Athletes Need to Know About MRSA

MRSA is becoming more of a threat to athletes.  Once mostly confined to hospitals, this super bug is now crossing into the general population, and is infecting athletes at all levels and in all sports.  Here is what you need to know to keep yourself safe. Bacteria infections among athletes are not rare, though they […]

Watching for Staph Infections in Your Kids

Staph infections can be common in children, who spend a lot of time in close proximity to each other and are more prone to cuts and scrapes.  At the same time, infections caused by staph bacteria can cause serious side effects in children and even death.  Here are the signs and symptoms you should watch […]

Understanding MRSA

There has been plenty in the news lately about MRSA. MRSA is Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. It is a type of bacteria that causes “staph” infections that are resistant to all of the usually prescribed antibiotics. Patients at highest risk for MRSA are those who undergo invasive surgery or medical procedures who have weakened immune systems […]

Treatment of Staph Infections

Staph infections can have a variety of treatments, depending on the severity and location of the infection.  MRSA, a form of staph infection that is resistant to many antibiotics, can be a little more difficult to treat.  Here is a look at some of the options you have to treat staph and MRSA infections. Keeping […]

Treating MRSA Outside of the Hospital

MRSA was once mainly a hospital problem.  However, new strains of the drug are popping up in the general population, and at the same time more people are choosing to do their long term care at home.  Here is a look at some of the precautions that should be taken when caring for a patient […]

The MRSA Superbug ran an article on January 27, 2007 about a super bug that kills healthy young adults in 24 hours. The superbug was identified as the bacteria called PVL-producing MRSA. This is a highly virulent strain of the Staphylococcus aureus bacteria commonly known as the Staph infection. The Staph infection is resistant to antibiotics and […]

The Differences in MRSA

MRSA is a form of staph infection that is highly resistant to commonly used antibiotics.  However, even on its own MRSA has its own variation of strains.  Here is a look at some of the commonly used terms and types of MRSA. First, you will often hear two terms associated for patients with MRSA:  colonization […]