Michael Kjome MCDB 3500 HW# 8 How to deal with a Super Bug: MRSA Resistant to the broad-spectrum antibiotics commonly used to treat it. MRSA can be fatal" MRSA is an infection caused by Staphylococcus aureus bacteria, which is more commonly known as staph. MRSA’s literal translation is methicillin-resistat Stahylococcus aurenus and is ultimately a strain of infection resistant to the broad-spectrum antibiotics commonly used to treat the regular infection. Other complicatiosn may arise form MRSA but fatalities can come from blood poisoning, cellulitis, endocarditis, pheumonia, and toxic shock. Most MRSA infections occur in hospitals or other health care facilities. Like other infections that we find in health care facilities it is spread around due to the amount of disease present in say a hospital. MRSA is a bacterium that causes infection in different parts of the body, which is tough to treat, compared to other strains of the same infection. Symptoms of MRSA depend on where the infection takes hold. In most cases a
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