Navigation Links
Super-bug MRSA Getting Fitter And Out of Control

MRSA (Meticillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus) is a bacteria resistant to certain antibiotics. This bacteria occurs frequently in patients who suffer //from weakened immune systems, especially in hospitals and nursing homes and is known to spread because of poor hygiene.

Countries like the Netherlands, Sweden, and Norway, where MRSA has been relatively low and stable for many years are now facing an increase in incidence with the rates starting to rise. The scientists are estimating hat almost about 2 billion people; almost about 25-30% of the population of the world probably have some form of the bacteria.

Professor Hajo Grundmann, a world expert in infectious diseases, said MRSA in hospitals is already 'out of control' in many countries. Professor Grundmann, from the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment in Bilthoven, Netherlands, who is also one of the authors of the research that has been published in the Lancet, stated, "Of those ... conservative estimates based on either Dutch or U.S. prevalence figures, would predict that between 2 million and 53 million carry MRSA."

He warned that the super-bug has evolved into 'fitter' strains that could prove even more resistant to treatment. The researchers have stated that these strains could "potentially become explosive" in hospitals. They said that the responsibility must be taken up by the healthcare authorities to not only develop surveillance systems that are able to monitor the clonal dynamics of MRSA over wide geographical areas, but also to provide the resources for early recognition of MRSA carriers through rapid screening.

MRSA is fast becoming an increasing problem for many countries over the recent years. The Office for National Statistics has reported that between 2003 - 04, the number of deaths in which MRSA was mentioned on the death certificate rose by 22% in England and Wales. It was also mentioned that death due to infection with MRS A, was almost 6 times more likely to be mentioned on the death certificates of patients in the NHS hospitals and care homes.


Related medicine news :

1. Heart Surgery Is Getting Safer for the Old
2. Women not Getting Screened Adequately
3. Kids Not Getting Enough Fiber
4. Getting A Suntan The Easy Way
5. Addicted To Getting Tanned?!
6. Smokers Face The Risk Of Getting Diabetes
7. Plump Infants Getting Obese Later In Life In More Cases
8. More Married Women In India Are Getting Infected By HIV
9. Terminally Ill Cancer Patients Are Not Getting Cash Benefits
10. Polluted Water Prevents Men From Getting Married
11. Chances Of Getting Cancer Can Be Reduced By Hysterectomy
Post Your Comments:

(Date:10/13/2015)... ... ... The American Institutes for Research ( AIR ) developed a collection of ... experienced sexual assault and other trauma. The toolkit, funded by the U.S. Department of ... Act's 21st anniversary. , AIR developed the Safe Place toolkit ...
(Date:10/13/2015)... ... , ... Vision Group Holdings, the largest LASIK provider in North America, announced ... LASIK Vision Institute and TLC Laser Eye Centers, Vision Group Holdings has performed more ... , Global Laser Vision will continue to operate in San Diego as it has ...
(Date:10/13/2015)... ... October 13, 2015 , ... Sir Grout of Greater ... the local Boston chapter of Ronald McDonald House Charities® (RMHC®). This donation was made ... Sir Grout of Greater Boston since its inception. , “We believe strongly in the ...
(Date:10/13/2015)... ... October 13, 2015 , ... CURE Media ... today announced a new partnership with the International Waldenstrom’s Macroglobulinemia Foundation (IWMF) ... non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, their families and physicians. , “Waldenstrom’s Macroglobulinemia is a so-called ...
(Date:10/13/2015)... ... October 13, 2015 , ... "My friend's son suffers from ... his infected cheeks," said an inventor from Platteville, Colo. "I came up with this ... He developed the UNTOUCHABLE to prevent a child from rubbing or scratching his or ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:10/13/2015)... 2015  SRI International has been awarded a ... five years by the National Institute of Allergy ... Institutes of Health, for the development of products ... of radiation exposure. Under this multi-year contract, ... will provide services, facilities, expertise and capabilities to ...
(Date:10/13/2015)... 2015 ) ... & European markets for Meniscal Repair - 16 ... --> ) has announced the addition ... Meniscal Repair - 16 Countries (2010-2021)" report ... Markets ( ) has announced the addition ...
(Date:10/13/2015)... 2015  Graduate students across the country, with ... will soon have the opportunity to learn about ... drug discovery and development process. Eli Lilly and ... 10 leaders from academic institutions to create an ... of Drug Development."  Lilly will formally unveil the ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: