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What does MRSA stand for? And why are hospitals so worried about it?

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wickedpissah

MRSA is a staph bacterium that has developed a resistance to the antibiotics that we usually use to treat staph infections. "Methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus"
It's actually a perfect example of evolution visually at work.
We have used the same antibiotics to fight staph infections for so long that the bacteria have evolved defenses against our antibiotics.
That's why it's so dangerous. A normal staph infection is bad, but easily treatable. MRSA is deadly, because our medicines can't stop it.

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The abbreviation MRSA refers to methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus. The reason as to why doctors are worried is because MRSA can cause a wide variety of symptoms depending on the part of the body that is infected.

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Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus They are worried about it because it is VERY hard to get rid of.
Way too many people take antibiotics when they dont need it and these super strains mutate and become very hard to get rid of.

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Wickedpissah: Used? I doubt it. Misused and/or overused? Definitely yes. And that's why we're having this problem

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I agree. people are over medicated and we're seeing increasing antibiotic resistance in people of all ages.
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I work at a hospital and yeah mrsa is pretty bad but you can get treatment for that and yull be ok & yess thats why ALWAYS wash your hands wth soap & water cuz believe you never know who might have touch what you just touched

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