This 'superbug' is a cause for concern in healthcare settings and in certain high-risk groups. You can carry MRSA and not show any signs of infection. But in some cases, MRSA can cause a life-threatening infection, especially if you have a weakened immune system or are in a healthcare setting. In otherwise healthy people, MRSA can cause skin infections. In hospitals and other healthcare settings, it can lead to more severe infections, including bloodstream infections and pneumonia.
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Superbug: More teen MRSA deaths
THE number of deaths linked to the MRSA superbug has almost doubled over the past four years, statistics reveal today. Don't miss a thing by getting the latest from the Manchester Evening News sent direct to your inbox. For the first time a national report has confirmed that the infection is claiming more lives than ever before. In , the hospital bug was a factor in deaths nationally, but the latest statistics available show that people died partly because of MRSA in - an increase of 95 per cent.
Everything You Need to Know About the Superbug MRSA
Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus MRSA infection is caused by a type of staph bacteria that's become resistant to many of the antibiotics used to treat ordinary staph infections. Most MRSA infections occur in people who've been in hospitals or other health care settings, such as nursing homes and dialysis centers. HA-MRSA infections usually are associated with invasive procedures or devices, such as surgeries, intravenous tubing or artificial joints.
Children with bloodstream infections caused by methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus MRSA , a common antibiotic-resistant bacteria, are less likely to die than adults with this condition and have different risk factors for treatment failure, a new study led by a Children's National Health System clinician indicates. However, the multi-center study shows that young patients have high rates of complications that increase significantly each day infections linger untreated, highlighting the urgent need for effective intervention. Hamdy, M. MRSA is an ongoing public health problem, causing more than 80, infections and more than 11, deaths annually in the United States.