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Dangerous staph bacteria all from one group
MSNBC ^ | 1-22-08

Posted on 01/22/2008 1:45:41 PM PST by Dysart

Most infections outside hospitals are from a single, robust form, study says

WASHINGTON - One single strain of bacteria is causing most cases of drug-resistant Staphylococcus aureus found outside hospitals in the United States, U.S. researchers reported on Tuesday.

The USA300 strain of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus or MRSA is extraordinarily contagious and robust, the U.S. government researchers said.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: mrsa; staph; usa300

1 posted on 01/22/2008 1:45:42 PM PST by Dysart
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To: Dysart
from the article: "The USA300 group of strains appears to have extraordinary transmissibility and fitness,"

Sounds pretty sexy.

2 posted on 01/22/2008 2:05:26 PM PST by Zuben Elgenubi
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To: Zuben Elgenubi

Yes, AND it’s robust. All the more alluring.

3 posted on 01/22/2008 2:32:06 PM PST by Dysart
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MRSA is a big problem with hospital acquired infections That this one is extraordinarily contagious and robust is not a good thing. Another example of the widespread use of antibiotics selecting out truly nasty buggies.
4 posted on 01/22/2008 2:52:24 PM PST by HangnJudge
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To: HangnJudge

MRSA really sucks, but, in most cases, including community type, it is treatable with sulfa drugs (e.g., bactrim) and bactrobam ointment.
Need to bring out the BIG guns first on this mo fo.
If you have a rash that seems to stay too long...
Do. Not. Delay...
Go to nearest ER, to your MD, or to your shaman.
It has a higher death rate than AIDS. About 20%, but those are, I’m guessing, cases with late treatment.
Talk about fatigue. Weak. Did I say fatigue. Not much pain,
Run, do not walk, to your MD.
I am always clean and straight. Just got dx last week.
It is contagious though. Do not share towels or lick each others’ wounds etc.
Common sense.
Blame excessive use of antibiotics for virus! Virus. I hope we all know antibiotics don’t work against virus. DUH. But stupid drs. prescribed it to satisfy the consumer who wants some pill for their sniffles. Now I have a fu-ing skin infection.
I say this for the public good.
Who says I am not public-spirited?

5 posted on 05/10/2008 5:50:21 PM PDT by BIV ("democrat " does not mean "democratic")
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