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    Staphylococcus aureus Life History and Characteristics: Staphylococcus aureus is a gram positive bacterium that is usually found in the nasal passages and on the skin of 15 to 40% of healthy humans, but can also survive in a wide variety of locations in the body. This bacterium is spread from person to person or to fomite by direct contact. Colonies of S. aureus appear in pairs, chains, or clusters. S. aureus is not an organism that is contained to one region of the world and is a universal health

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    The MRSA infection, Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, is a type of staph infection that is particularly resistant to conventional antibiotics, making it extremely difficult to treat and mitigate. Generally, this infection spreads in hospitals and other healthcare facilities, and populations at risk include those with weak immune systems, young children and the elderly, the homeless, those in prison, and anyone in crowded, busy unhygienic areas. MRSA is diagnosed through the testing of

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    Janice was seen in the Infectious Diseases Clinic on December 4, 2013. As you recall, she was being treated for a very complicated methicillin-sensitive Staphylococcus aureus infection which was multifocal in nature. She had several skin lesions including a carbuncle on the right lower leg, a septic right knee and a large subpectoral and subdeltoid collection on the left. Despite a history of penicillin allergy she was given a staged challenge with cloxacillin and tolerated this well. She has been

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    the exercise was to determine the carriage rate of staphylococcus aureus in the nasal carriage of students microbiology I students at RMIT university in 2016 and to compare with similar studies in 2012- 15 and 2 published studies from a similar demographic introduction Staphylococcus aureus is an important pathogen because of its mutations in the 1960s which lead to the developed of a strain known as Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) (Schinasi et al., 2013) which is resistant to

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    Staphylococcus aureus also known as the staph infection is a group of bacteria that can cause a number of diseases as a result of infections of various tissues of the body. (Stoppler, 2014) S. aureus has long been recognized as one of the most important bacteria that cause disease in humans. It is the leading cause of skin and soft tissue infections such as abscesses (boils), furuncles, and cellulitis. Although most staph infections are not serious, S. aureus can cause serious infections such as

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    whatever treatment is used to destroy it. These microbes will then multiply themselves and eventually cause a new strain of disease that needs a new treatment method. For example, Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is a strain of bacteria that mutated from the bacteria Staphylococcus aureus. This specific strain came about by natural selection against Methicillin, as its name suggests. The strain must have already previously existed before patients were treated with Methicillin and when

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    Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus

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    Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus) is a considered both a Gram-positive bacterium and a pathogen, and is capable of causing many human diseases (Gordon & Lowy, 2008; Deurenberg, Vink, Kalenic, Friedrich, Bruggeman & Stobberingh, 2006). S. aureus is one of the most common causes of soft-tissue and skin infections (SSTIs) (Hansra & Shinkai, 2011). It can also cause post-operative infections at the wounds site, necrotizing pneumonia, and bacteraemia (Deurenberg et al., 2006). Resistance to methicillin

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    Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus Aureus

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    “superbug” due to its strong antibiotic resistance, Methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is the most pathogenic of all staphylococci. It has been found to be responsible for a large number of infections that are difficult to treat and is a growing concern in the health care system. At any given time, approximately 20% to 30% of individuals in the community are colonized with staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus) and are persistent carriers, up to 50% are intermittent carriers and up to

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    Introduction of Paper Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus is a very serious infection that affects the health of the public. The purpose of this paper is to give the public/reader a better understanding of what MRSA really is. This paper will include the different disease characteristics that come with the infection. Also, it will explain the most recent disease statistics; identify a person’s risk of contracting the disease, methods used to control the spread of the disease, and explain

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    Stop Getting Sick at the Hospital: Preventing the Spread of Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in U.S. Hospitals Information/Preliminary Issues Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is a type of staph bacteria that is resistant to treatment by typical antibiotics. The most common kind is hospital-acquired (HAI), nosocomial, or healthcare-associated MRSA (HA-MRSA). People who undergo invasive medical procedures, who have compromised immune systems, or are being

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