Infectious Diseases Conditions and Diagnoses

Oxacillin Resistant Staph aureus (ORSA) – Methicillin Resistant Staph aureus (MRSA)

Staph Aureus

"Staph" or Staphylococcus aureus, is a bacteria commonly found on the skin.

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MRSA Often Hides in Other Places than the Nose

WAILEA, HAWAII – If you think stuffing some mupirocin ointment up the nose of a methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus carrier constitutes an adequate attempt at decolonization, think again.

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Bleach Baths to Help Prevent Staph Infections

All children will occasionally get impetigo (often given the misnomer of “infantigo”), a staph or strep infection that gains entry under the skin by itching, scratching, picking bug bites, etc. Impetigo has always been around as a common skin infection in kids but we now commonly see more serious infections caused by a particularly nasty form of staph known as MRSA, which stands for “Methicillin-resistant Staph aureus”, and which often causes abscesses under the skin.

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U.S. Lagging in Effort to Control Superbugs

A new interactive map illustrates the growing threat posed by drug-resistant superbugs in the U.S., Canada, and Europe. The map was prepared by Extending the Cure, a research project that focuses on issues related to antibiotic resistance.

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Doorknobs May Be ‘Reservoirs’ for MRSA

If a member of your household has a drug-resistant staph infection, be aware that doorknobs, light switches, and other seemingly harmless items may serve as reservoirs for the bacteria to multiply and spread.

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