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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.

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.

Bacteria help to make painful skin infections 'more painful'

The pain of invasive skin infections caused by methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus appears to be partly induced by the invading bacteria themselves.

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.

Potentially deadly MRSA strain ST398 found in British milk supply

A potentially deadly MRSA strain ST398 has been identified in seven samples of bulk milk from five different farms in England.

Researchers Find Staph Clings To Beach Goers

When you go for a pleasant swim at your local American beach you may be coming out of the water with a killer. There is a 37 percent risk of leaving the beach with a staph bacteria including Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, or MRSA.

Superbug Staph Getting Even Harder To Treat

Drug-resistant staph bacteria is getting harder to treat. What once was a simple problem to solve is now causing more serious illnesses than ever before.

Study Shows The Superbug Overpowers The Bodies Natural Defenses

In a recent publication by a professor at the University of Washington, a study indicated that Staphylococcus aureus, including the famed MRSA “Superbug” are resistant to the human bodies own natural defense system.

Superbug Is Increasing Among Vancouver IV Drug Users

A superbug, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus has a hold of injection drug users in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside and it is worrying health researchers. The staph bacteria has the potential to be fatal.

Drug Resistant Staph Being Spread By Gay Sex

A drug resistant staph is being passed by gay men during sex. The potentially deadly bacteria , MRSA is appearing outside of hospitals in San Francisco, Boston, New York and Los Angeles.

CDC Warns Of 'Superbug' - Drug Resistant Staph Infection Kills More People Than AIDS

Over 90,000 people per year are developing life threatening infections caused by the drug resistant staph germ MRSA. The germ is common in hospitals, and is spreading to schools, prisons and locker rooms.10% of those infected develop flesh eating disease.

Sex spreads MRSA infection

A form of staph bacteria that is drug-resistant and has been spreading across the United States since it was first identified in 2000 can be spread by sexual activity, according to a new study.

Rapid Rise and Spread of Staph Infections

Staph is not only developing more resilient and virulent forms but it is also rapidly spreading into the locker rooms of pro and amateur athletes.
 

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Staphylococcus aureus biofilm on an indwelling catheter
Staphylococcus aureus biofilm on an indwelling catheter
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Scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of a strain of Staphylococcus aureus bacteria
Scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of a strain of Staphylococcus aureus bacteria
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