How does MRSA spread?
One of the major concerns amongst physicians is the MRSA or CA-MRSA as these bacteria can lead to soft tissue infections and major skin infections besides Pneumonia. It was 1990s’ that these bacteria began to appear in the bigger community. It is highly contagious and infectious related to these bacteria has been increasing since 1995. More than 30% Americans are suffering from colonized staph without any harmful effects but at present there are many more who has acquired these dangerous bacteria and are infected.
Vigilance should be practiced regarding the early detection of the symptoms of these bacteria since prognosis is very good for people placed under the treatment immediately. The spread can be checked by the screening of doctors and performance of diagnostic tests which depend on the reaction of patients and the characteristics shown. Those who are at more risk may require more attention but the best way to control its rapid spread is by educating the patient and controlling the infection.
What can cause MRSA?
MRSA infections have been around for a very long time but it is only in recent years that it has taken such a serious turn. It is caused by the presence of a contagious bacteria called Staphylococcus Aureus and it appears in the form of skin infection which then turn into painful boils and abscesses which will require drainage in a surgical manner. The area that is infected can get swollen and painful with puss and can be very contagious. It is caused by strains of bacteria which become resistant to antibiotics that are widely used and people with weak immune systems or open wounds and cuts are susceptible to this infection.
Spreading through skin to skin contact, or even contact with items that have been used by people who are infected with the bacteria, MRSA can survive for long time on a surface or an object and can cause harm to a great extent. It develops more in hospitals as it is here that people have more complex health problems and are surrounded by many peop
Who is at risk of contracting the disease?
If you are one who is taking frequent courses of antibiotics for various illnesses, your chances of contracting the MRSA infection is very high. In hospitals patients who are in intensive care units or surgical wards are at very high risk as well as those who have ulcers or psoriasis. One must be very careful with open wounds as they can be most susceptible to the infection. However the symptoms of MRSA depend on where the infection is. Medical experts are of the opinion that this infection spreads widely amongst people who are on antibiotics or those with surgical wounds.