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  • Disinfection of buses may help prevent MRSA; gold standard is still handwashing
    MRSA found on surfaces of public buses
    A group of researchers has conducted a new study on the incidence of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in U.S. public transportation vehicles – especially buses. The researchers wanted to know how often MRSA was found on...
  • Bathing with washcloths reduces MRSA in jails
    Jail detainees bathing with washcloths helps reduce incidence of MRSA
    Jail detainees who used washcloths to bathe appear to have fewer infections with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), a type of serious skin infection that is common in U.S. jails, a new study indicates.The detainees in the study...
  • MRSA strain from livestock could infect hospitalized patients
    MRSA strain from livestock could infect vulnerable hospitalized patients
    A type of antibiotic-resistant bacteria found in some livestock in the United Kingdom is worrisome because it could spread to hospitalized patients and cause serious illness, a new study has found.The strain of bacteria, methicillin-resistant...
  • Jim Kelly at the Miami game
    Jim Kelly now battles deadly infection
    Football Hall of Famer Jim Kelly is once again locked in a battle for his life. The Rochester Democrat & Chronicle reported Nov. 1 that he is telling the media that he is suffering from an infection due to methicillin-resistant staphylococcus...
  • Workout
    10 ways to avoid gym germs
    The onset of cold weather has outdoor exercise aficionados heading for their local gyms. Because the drop in temperature also signals the beginning of cold and flu season, gym-goers need to be extra vigilant in taking steps to minimize their...
  • Football
    College athletes in contact sports at greater risk for MRSA
    Even if they show no signs of infection, college athletes who play contact sports are more likely than other college athletes to carry the superbug methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), according to a new study. Presented Oct. 9 at...
  • Mako
    Not just for boots anymore: Shark skin helps prevent the spread of disease
    Antibiotic resistance is a significant concern among experts, as both a present and an increasingly menacing threat to human health. The Centers for Disease Control estimates that 2 million Americans become ill from drug-resistant bacteria every...
  • MRSA and Pasteurella multocida among possible infections from cat bites
    What specific infections can you get from a cat bite?
    Cat bites are dangerous for a few reasons. They tend to be deep puncture wounds, which are almost always dangerous, because deep puncture wounds put bacteria deep into tissue. You can also get more than one type of infection from a cat bite. So...
  • Sivextro approved to treat MRS and other acute bacterial skin infections
    Sivextro approved to treat MRS and other acute bacterial skin infections
    Sivextro (tedizolid phosphate) has just been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration to treat patients with acute bacterial skin and skin structure infections (ABSSSI) caused by bacterial infections including both methicillin resistant...
  • 3-D photo of Staphylococcus aureus
    FDA approves two MRSA antimicrobials in a month: First Dalvance and now Sivextro
    New antimicrobials for the treatment ofacute bacterial skin and skin structure infections (ABSSSI) caused by such microorganisms asStaphylococcus aureus, including methicillin-resistant strains (MRSA) and a variety of Streptococcal species have...
  • Example of Methicillin Resistant Staphyloccal Aureus infection
    Stubble bubble and other shaving trouble
    Men have it so easy when it comes to shaving: either shave the face, or part of it, or grow a full beard. There are so many styles available to a man, depending on his individual preference, face shape, hair color, type and thickness. Men can go...
  • To-Do and Not To-Do in MRSA
    10 Things to-do and not to-do in MRSA
    Methicillin resistant staphylococcus aureus or MRSA is a highly infectious skin infection. Numerous processes have made these bacteria turn resistant to antibiotics used to treat skin infections namely, penicillins and cephalosporins. This...
  • Skin infections from MRSA difficult to treat
    New antibiotic to help treat people with serious skin infections
    A new antibiotic on the U.S. market will help treat people who have serious infections of the skin and underlying tissues, thereby helping eradicate some antibiotic-resistant infections which may not respond to traditional antibiotics.The...
  • Antibiotics
    Nature has the answer for the global superbug crisis: Essential oils
    Health professionals, scientists and world leaders are growing increasingly concerned as resistance to antibiotics proliferates at an alarming rate. This concern was brought to the forefront at an event hosted by the Royal Society in London by...
  • 9 Unexpected Places Germs Lurk
    Protect yourself from germs with Zylast
    With new developments of the MERS Virus (Middle EastRespiratory Syndrome) popping up everyday and the scary news of E. coli and MRSAstrains surviving for days on planes it's important to take the necessary measures in order to protect yourself...