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:7/26/2017)... PA (PRWEB) , ... July 26, 2017 , ... An ... a hospital, and I haven’t yet seen an effective and dignified way to keep ... idea for the LEECH CUP." , This invention provides an effective way to keep ...
(Date:7/26/2017)... ... July 26, 2017 , ... ... as part of their continued efforts to provide innovative offerings to their healthcare ... IT resources and build dynamic, high-performing teams to address healthcare IT’s biggest challenges. ...
(Date:7/26/2017)... ... July 26, 2017 , ... ... will host its 2017 Process Validation and Process Validation Statistics Conferences in ... to process validation lifecycle challenges faced by process validation professionals and statisticians ...
(Date:7/26/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... July 26, 2017 , ... “We are ... offer the ability for patients to schedule an appointment online in real time,” said ... the Six Month Smiles provider directory will bring more Six Month Smiles patients to ...
(Date:7/26/2017)... ... , ... The Amnesty Rally 2017 will be held on Saturday, July 29 ... Drive in Monroe (adjacent to the Louisiana Purchase Gardens & Zoo). , The ... Monroe. Citizens can turn in unregistered, illegally-held and imitation guns to law enforcement officers ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:7/26/2017)... 2017 Sancilio Pharmaceuticals Company, Inc. (SPCI) today ... evaluating Altemia TM , an oral therapy for pediatric ... Disease (SCD). The SCOT Trial, is a double-blind, placebo-controlled, ... of Altemia TM in pediatric patients aged 5-17 ... 125274. "The completion ...
(Date:7/24/2017)... Mich. , July 24, 2017  Diplomat Pharmacy, ... it will release its second quarter 2017 operating results ... a conference call to follow at 5:00 p.m. ET. ... participants may listen to a live broadcast of the ... callers, and referencing participant code 51641230 approximately 15 minutes ...
(Date:7/20/2017)... , July 20, 2017  Prime Therapeutics LLC (Prime) released ... , M.D., following today,s Institute for Clinical and Economic Review,s ... on the effectiveness and value of abuse-deterrent formulations (ADF) of ... policy roundtable at the meeting. ... material cost benefit to the use of abuse-deterrent formulations (ADF) ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: