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One in 25 patients infected in U.S. hospitals

New federal data has revealed that one in 25 U.S. hospital patients has caught an infection while residing in the hospital.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 3 comments

MRSA no longer just a hospital disease

In recent years the stealth-like bacteria MRSA, sometimes simply called “staph,” has expanded from people to animals: ranging from pigs and other farm animals to family pets.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

MRSA dominates with the help of skin bacteria

There could be an explanation for how the most common strain of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) rapidly rose to prominence. MRSA is a common cause of hospital acquired infections.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

MRSA survives by stealing genes of other bacteria

A common and pathogenic strain of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) survives by stealing genetic information from other bacteria.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

How staph infection attacks the immune system

Scientists have discovered how the staph pathogen — S. aureus — has the ability to hijack a primary human immune defense mechanism and use it to destroy white blood cells.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

A new MRSA treatment in development

A novel approach to treat and eliminate methicillin resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) has been proposed by a research team.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

NFL and MRSA infections, curse of the locker room?

Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback Johnthan Banks has been sidelined with an MRSA infection. He isn't the first player this season to contract the 'locker room' infection.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Pig-manure fertilizer linked to human MRSA infections

People living near pig farms or agricultural fields fertilized with pig manure are more likely to become infected with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) bacteria, new research suggests.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 4 comments

Human MRSA originated from cattle

The MRSA strain of bacteria that causes skin and soft tissue infections in humans, and is linked to serious hospital acquired infections, originally came from cattle.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 5 comments

Farm workers carry high numbers of antibiotic resistant bacteria

Farm workers who work on farms where high levels of antibiotics are used in farm animals carry a high proportion of antibiotic resistant bacteria compared with farms that are antibiotic-free.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments
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Antibiotic resistance: a 'ticking time bomb'

The issue of growing resistance to antibiotics is a major global problem and should be ranked alongside threat of...
Mar 11, 2013 in  Reason and Science by Tim Sandle - 3 comments

New MRSA strain

An international study has revealed that a new strain of the MRSA has made a leap from food animals to humans....
Feb 28, 2013 in  Reason and Science by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

New MRSA Test

Scientists at Edinburgh University have developed a new swab test for MRSA which delivers instant results to...
Jun 12, 2012 in  New Science by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Faster MRSA Diagnosis

A simple test to identify MRSA in wounds could identify the 'superbug' quickly and help prevent infection from...
Mar 31, 2012 in  Health by Tim Sandle

Pomegranate 'can combat MRSA and other superbugs'...well maybe

Extracts from fruit may act as a potential new weapon in the fight against hospital superbugs like MRSA. Scientists at...
Dec 18, 2011 in  New Science by Tim Sandle
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