Navigation Links
Molnlycke Drives 'Home' the Fight Against Staph and Other MRSA Infections
Date:9/20/2007

New Hibistat(R) Germicidal Towelettes Offer Consumers Convenience and

Reliability In Fight Against Super Germs

NORCROSS, Ga., Sept. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Once almost exclusively confined to hospital settings, drug-resistant staph infections, such as MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus), are increasingly finding their way right through the front doors of homes across America.

Known as community-acquired MRSA (CA-MRSA), this strain of staph infection is found in individuals who have not been hospitalized or undergone a medical procedure within the past 12 months.(1) Outbreaks of CA-MRSA have been documented for more than 20 years(2), but recent reports indicate infections from this strain of staph are on the rise. MRSA and Staphylococcus aureus, in general, are germs that live on the skin of healthy people and spread from person to person on contaminated hands, skin and surfaces. It has the potential to become serious when it enters the body through scrapes and scratches potentially leading to blood and joint infections, pneumonia, and even death.

"We're definitely hearing more reported MRSA cases in the community, especially among active, healthy, young people," said Carolyn Twomey, RN, vice president of clinical and technical affairs, Molnlycke Health Care US. "Unfortunately, the spread of this type of MRSA stems, in large part, from individuals sharing close quarters and coming in contact with contaminated objects -- conditions we often see in schools, day cares, and locker rooms. It's easy to see how MRSA is now making its way into American households."

MRSA can survive for prolonged periods of time on common objects and surfaces, increasing the chances of cross-contamination and allowing it to be easily passed on to friends and family members. For example, MRSA can live for:

- 9 weeks on a towel;

- 14 days on formica;

- 6 months on dust;

- 56 days on a mop head; and

-
'/>"/>

SOURCE Molnlycke Health Care US, LLC
Copyright©2007 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine technology :

1. Statement by Philip Home Chairman of the RECORD Study Steering Committee and Professor of Diabetes Medicine at Newcastle University in England
2. MediGene Announces Cancer-Fighting Virus Shows Promise in Early Clinical Trial
3. New Drugs in Multinational Study Show Promise in Fighting Drug-Resistant HIV
4. Neuroblastoma Expert Reviews Progress and Challenges in Fighting Difficult Pediatric Cancer
5. Alzheimers Drug Shows Promise in Fighting Cancer
6. Abbott Researchers Focus on New Cutting-Edge Approaches in the Fight Against Cancer
7. Data on Telavancin and Micafungin Hold Promise of New Therapeutic Options in Fight Against Serious Infectious Disease
8. Viral Enzyme Recruited in Fight Against Ear Infection
9. RTA 402 Shown to Protect Animals Against Toxicities of Standard Cancer Treatments
10. Largest Cervical Cancer Vaccine Efficacy Trial Shows Cervarix Provides Excellent Protection Against Lesions Caused by Most Common Cancer-Causing Virus Types
11. In Vitro and In Vivo Data Show Alfacells Onocanse is Active Against Naive and Chemoresistant Neuroblastoma Cells
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/10/2014)... 10, 2014 Yesterday, former Congressman ... device manufacturing facility. Rep. Kennedy and Dick ... facilitate cutting-edge research in neurological disease and treatment. ... health advocate, Garen Staglin , created One ... fundamental changes that will radically accelerate the development ...
(Date:7/10/2014)...   LabStyle Innovations Corp . (OTCQB:DRIO), developer of ... appointment of Professor Richard B. Stone ... Directors. Prof. Stone brings over forty-five ... as an entrepreneur, venture capitalist public, company officer ... He currently serves on the board of directors ...
(Date:1/15/2014)... , Jan. 15, 2014 Most osteoporosis patients want ... a recent online survey* sponsored by Mission Pharmacal Company. ... National Osteoporosis Foundation online support community, revealed that 74 ... that comes in a form other than a pill ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Representative Patrick Kennedy visits Moberg's medical device facility to discuss improvement in brain injury care 2LabStyle Innovations Welcomes Richard B. Stone to its Board of Directors 2LabStyle Innovations Welcomes Richard B. Stone to its Board of Directors 3LabStyle Innovations Welcomes Richard B. Stone to its Board of Directors 4Mission Pharmacal Conducts Online Survey of Osteoporosis Patients 2Mission Pharmacal Conducts Online Survey of Osteoporosis Patients 3
... Control, Inc. (Nasdaq: SPEC ), a leading designer ... that it will release its fourth quarter and fiscal year ... of the market. Following the release, Spectrum Control will host ... the Company,s operating results for the quarter and fiscal year ...
... Animal Health today announced an agreement to acquire ... a privately held, Kansas City-based leader in the ... companion and food production animals.   ... using antigen-antibody reaction to detect viruses or bacteria ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Pfizer Animal Health to Acquire Synbiotics Corporation, Entering Diagnostics Sector 2Pfizer Animal Health to Acquire Synbiotics Corporation, Entering Diagnostics Sector 3Pfizer Animal Health to Acquire Synbiotics Corporation, Entering Diagnostics Sector 4
(Date:7/14/2014)... (PRWEB) July 14, 2014 Sometimes, thinking ... company Passionate Playground announces its first product release, Joyboxx™ ... product storage system. , Inventor and CEO, ... consumers to have a storage solution for their ‘toys’ ... multibillion dollar adult retail industry. , Semer met 30-year ...
(Date:7/14/2014)... 2014 AttorneyOne.com, a recognized authority on ... information from the FDA on Hospira Lactated Ringer’s ... on July 11, that one lot of Lactated Ringers ... by Hospira Inc., is recalled due to mold contamination. ... extracellular losses of fluid and electrolytes, with or without ...
(Date:7/14/2014)... According to the Boost Your Bust book review recently ... want to learn how to increase the size of their breasts ... chapters including:, , Chapter 1 – What Are ... 2 – How Natural Breast Enlargement Works , Chapter ... Chapter 4 – The Groundwork , Chapter ...
(Date:7/14/2014)... Reha Technology today announced the ... and full-featured upper extremity robotic trainer that offers ... games and challenges in a lightweight and economic ... Armotion combines a variety of complex ... the therapy effect for patients with severe and ...
(Date:7/14/2014)... TherapySites, the leading ... professionals, announced today its affiliation with the ... This new relationship allows TherapySites to continue ... members, adding exclusive benefits and promotional offers. , ... dedicated to providing online marketing solutions specifically for ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Passionate Playground launches Joyboxx 2Health News:Passionate Playground launches Joyboxx 3Health News:Hospira Lactated Ringer’s and 5% Dextrose Injection Recalled: AttorneyOne Monitor and Keep Consumers Informed 2Health News:Hospira Lactated Ringer’s and 5% Dextrose Injection Recalled: AttorneyOne Monitor and Keep Consumers Informed 3Health News:Boost Your Bust Book Review Exposes Jenny Bolton's Breast Enhancement Guide – Vkool.com 2Health News:Boost Your Bust Book Review Exposes Jenny Bolton's Breast Enhancement Guide – Vkool.com 3Health News:Reha Technology Launches the Armotion™, a Device for the Rehabilitation of the Upper Extremity 2Health News:TherapySites Partners With the Licensed Professional Counselors Association of North Carolina to Make Online Marketing Available to All Therapists 2
... University School of Medicine (BUSM) have quantified the probability ... of the Huntington,s Disease (HD) gene having a child ... very rare event, the probability has never been estimated ... appear on-line in the American Journal of Medical ...
... For matters of health, where you get your information matters ... living is just one click away. , , SCOTTS ... Institute of Alternative Health Care announces today the first nationally ... www.althealthconnect.com ). , , The Alternative Health Connection was ...
... and SCA Personal Care North America , Through its TENA(R) ... National Online, Offline and Grassroots Education Initiatives , , ... the United States are affected by urinary incontinence(1), research shows they,re ... women to talk about their health(2), and when it comes to ...
... June 2009 - Researchers have been seeking a ... associated with schizophrenia by enhancing N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) glutamate ... contribute to the underlying neurobiology of this disorder. ... NMDA receptors administered large amounts of substances, like ...
... Pharmaceutical Inc. (Nasdaq: BMRN ) today announced ... (PEGylated recombinant phenylalanine ammonia lyase) for the treatment of ... Phase 2 clinical study in late June or early ... clinical trial sites. The U.S. Food and Drug ...
... 9 Bruce Matter has joined healthcare IT software ... company growth and client satisfaction. Peminic, with offices in ... management solutions to over 400 acute care and other ... and legal matters. , , Teaming with hospitals, ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Researchers estimate risk of transmission of Huntington's disease to offspring among male carriers 2Health News:NIAHC Premiers It's Natural Health Care and Balanced Living Website 2Health News:Bringing Incontinence Out of the Bathroom and Into the Spotlight 2Health News:Bringing Incontinence Out of the Bathroom and Into the Spotlight 3Health News:Bringing Incontinence Out of the Bathroom and Into the Spotlight 4Health News:Bringing Incontinence Out of the Bathroom and Into the Spotlight 5Health News:Animal model for schizophrenia identifies a novel approach for treating cognitive impairments 2Health News:Results From Phase 1 Clinical Study of PEG-PAL in PKU and Update on Phase 2 Clinical Study 2Health News:Results From Phase 1 Clinical Study of PEG-PAL in PKU and Update on Phase 2 Clinical Study 3Health News:Results From Phase 1 Clinical Study of PEG-PAL in PKU and Update on Phase 2 Clinical Study 4Health News:Industry Recognized and Trusted Leader, Bruce Matter, Joins Healthcare IT Company, Peminic, Inc. as Company Growth in the Areas of Patient Safety, Risk Management, and Patient Satisfaction Accelerates 2
... national reference laboratory and a worldwide leader ... offers an extensive test menu of highly ... and anatomic pathology. Owned by the University ... than half of the nation's university teaching ...
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference ... laboratory research and development. ARUP offers an ... unique medical tests in clinical and anatomic ... ARUP Laboratories' clients include more than half ...
... Laboratories is a national reference laboratory and ... and development. ARUP offers an extensive test ... tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned ... clients include more than half of the ...
... national reference laboratory and a worldwide leader ... offers an extensive test menu of highly ... and anatomic pathology. Owned by the University ... than half of the nation's university teaching ...
Medicine Products: