MERSA / MRSA
Staph Infection " super bug "
MRSA (methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus) Sometimes pronounced MERSA is a biological agent that's responsible for difficult-to-treat infections in humans and other mammals. It's more commonly called the "MRSA super bug", and there are two kinds: hospital-acquired (HA- MRSA), and community-acquired (CA-MRSA). Originated in the UK, it's now becoming an epidemic. It can survive on surfaces and fabrics, therefore complete sanitation is necessary in areas where patients are recovering from invasive procedures. It has very uncomfortable symptoms, attacking skin and openings in the body, and it can be deadly. It's a variation of the bacterium " staphylococcus aureus", which amazingly, has evolved to survive several medial treatments, which is what makes this "super bug" so threatening. For example, it can survive common beta-lactam antibiotics like penicillin and methicillin