Many people catch MRSA in hospital. Many of those who suffer the worst infections have existing medical conditions that the infection furthers complicates. Hospital MRSA is resistant to many drugs. The main drug used to treat it is vancomycin but higher doses are often needed as MRSA develops resistance to this key drug. The stronger alternative – Linezolid – is much more expensive.
In the last decade community strains have spread among people with no hospital contact. These can be treated with more drugs at this time. In 5-10 years these MRSA strains will be as resistant as the hospital type.
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