What is Mursa (mersa) infection? Mursa is another name for MRSA infection bacteria, a common source of skin infections for many. Discover answers to your MRSA questions below.
- What are the symptoms of MRSA?
- What actually is MRSA?
- Do you have a skin infection - understanding your MRSA rash
- What is community MRSA
How do you catch MRSA
- MRSA Skin Infections
- Is MRSA Contagious?
- Where could you catch MRSA?
- Is there an MRSA Incubation period
- Chronic MRSA Infections & MRSA Reinfection
- Are you an MRSA Carrier?
- MRSA Colonization - Infected but not sick?
- MRSA & Sex - The Facts
- MRSA precautions you can take
How is MRSA treated
- 4 Key MRSA Treatments
- MRSA Treatment - A short guide
- Can you die from MRSA?
- MRSA treatment - Official USA guidelines
- MRSA Pneumonia & Flu
MRSA is a drug resistant strain of staphylococcus aureus bacteria. Bacteria can live quietly on your skin until it finds a cut, wound or graze to infect. MRSA is found on the skin of 1-2% of people – ordinary staphylococcus aureus is on the skin of up to 35% of people. Both MRSA and Staph may cause infections but MRSA is harder to treat as it is resistant to many antibiotics. MRSA is caught in hospitals but is also common in the community.
For many MRSA will be linked to a skin condition. But MRSA does sometimes find it’s way into the bloodstream and provoke infections. These should be diagnosed via blood tests. Go to MRSA – The symptoms for more information.What does MRSA stand for? Methicillin – this was one of the first drugs used against staphylococcus aureus infections. MRSA is now resistant to many other penicillin and cephalosporin drugs but this one gave it its name. Resistant – while many drugs kill the bacteria they are aimed at others don’t or people stop before the drug has completed the task. This allows the bacteria to begin to resist that drug when it encounters it again. Staphylococcus aureus – this is a common type of bacteria that looks like a bunch of grapes under the microscope. The name has greek origins