Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Welcome to MRSA Information

Welcome to MRSA Information, a blog dedicated to seperating fact from fiction, changing fears to understanding and hopefully providing us an avenue of successful prevention and treatment of this serious emerging infection.

What does MRSA stand for?

In short it means Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus.

What is MRSA?

MRSA is a type of Staphylococcus aureus resistant to certain antibiotics including methicillin and the more common antibiotics such as oxacillin, penicillin, and amoxicillin. MRSA incidence is on the rise in the U.S. and it has now become recognized as a major community-acquired pathogen.

In our blog we will share evidence based, peer reviewed information relating to causes, prevention, treatment, research and the future prognosis and control.

Pat O'Connor

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