Navigation Links
90 Million Americans Harbor Drug Resistant Bacteria Inside Their Nose

A study published in the Journal of Infectious Diseases has projected alarming reports of a 32% prevalence of Staphylococcus aureus in nasal samples, // among Americans. The organism is implicated as a causative factor in a majority of the hospital acquired infections. This report, prepared by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, is consistent with the increase in hospital-acquired infections in the US.

About 1% of the nasal samples tested positive for the presence of Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), approximating to nearly 2 million people. All people with the bacteria have increased chances of developing an infection. Most of these, however, never get sick.

The study is the first of its kind to have explored the magnitude of the prevalence of such a bacterial form. This could eventually serve as a baseline for other similar studies in the future. It also highlights the possibility of spread of infection in non-hospital areas such as prisons, spas and athletic locker rooms.

MRSA accounts for a significant proportion of the skin infections seen in the emergency care rooms and the conventional hospital setup. According to a report published in the New England Journal of Medicine, it accounts for 59% of all skin infections in 11 different centers across the nation.

Nursing homes, hospitals, dialysis units and other forms of health care centers were regarded to be risky for S. aureus infection. It is now feared that large-scale infections could be seen in the general community due to its widespread presence. Symptoms usually consist of a spreading boil, rash or pimple associated with pain. It can be treated successfully by cleaning and drainage of the wound. If untreated, the infection can spread to the bones or blood and can be fatal.

Antibiotics can be prescribed and the full course of the treatment must be completed to prevent development of antibiotic resistance. Simp le measures such as washing of hands, appropriate care of wound can restrict the transmission of the bacteria.


'"/>




Related medicine news :

1. Drug May Make Breathing Easier for Millions
2. Over Six Million HIV Infected People In South Africa- Finds A Survey
3. Tanzanian Government Sanctions $20 Million For AIDS Arug
4. GlaxoSmithKline to Supply United States with 8 Million flu vaccine, Fluarix
5. Number Of Babies Born Prematurely Nears Historic Half Million Mark In US
6. Proper Validation of Generic Drugs Could Save Millions of AIDS Patients
7. An Estimated 150 Million Indians Suffer From Arthritis
8. Acute Shortage Of Neurosurgeons In India: One Surgeon For Every 1 Million!
9. India To Procure 1 Million Doses Of Tamiflu
10. Global Warming Could Cause 5 Million Illnesses: WHO
11. Australia earmarks $74 Million to Fight Bird Flu
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:2/27/2017)... , ... February 27, 2017 , ... New Jersey ranks ... among all types and genders. And the need for advanced services is growing. ... its top-rated cancer care program, in collaboration with their non-profit partners in their fight ...
(Date:2/26/2017)... ... February 26, 2017 , ... LatitudeC Baby Products, ... today announced it would be offering some it’s exclusive product line to the ... quality and unique baby clothing/feeding products, will team up with AMAZON to distribute ...
(Date:2/26/2017)... ... February 26, 2017 , ... ... in persons with a specific LRRK2 mutation, according to a study released today ... have provided evidence of a link between pesticides and incidence of sporadic PD ...
(Date:2/24/2017)... ... 2017 , ... WHAT: , The New Jersey Tech Council, ... as advocacy for the state and region‘s technology businesses, hosted their 2017 Innovation ... Innovation Forecast event highlights innovation throughout the region from small to large companies. ...
(Date:2/24/2017)... ... 2017 , ... With millions of Americans and people worldwide ... all are aware of our options and are empowered with strength and information ... of its newest edition of "Vision and Hearing" in USA Today, that will ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:2/24/2017)... , Feb. 23, 2017 Report analyzes the ... provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada ... , Asia-Pacific , Latin ... forecasts are provided for the period 2015 through 2022. Also, ... data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research. ...
(Date:2/24/2017)... Feb. 23, 2017 Non-alcoholic steatohepataitis ... the various drugs being developed for the ... the drugs that are in various phases ... pipeline focuses on novel pharmacologic drugs & ... cell therapies, recombinant proteins and RNA-based therapeutics, ...
(Date:2/23/2017)... BOSTON , Feb. 23, 2017 ... devices and services since 1997, is changing the ... modern technology providing patients with pro-active, custom-made solutions. ... desire for instant and affordable healthcare without walls, ... of high-level devices developed with healthcare professionals that ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: