Clustering MRSA in Europe indicates diffusion through regional health-care networks – A new study finds that methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) ?responsible for several difficult-to-treat infections including blood poisoning and pneumonia and a particular problem in hospitals ? occurs in distinct geographical clusters across Europe, indicating that MRSA is being diffused by patients moving between hospitals rather than spreading freely in the community.
New study finds MRSA on the rise in hospital outpatients — Seven-fold increase in potentially lethal superbug. – Superbug MRSA poses a greater health threat than previously known and is making its way into hospitals, according to a study in the Emerging Infectious Diseases.
How superbugs control their lethal weapons – It appears that some superbugs have evolved to develop the ability to manipulate the immune system to everyone’s advantage.
Researchers have uncovered the workings of a superbug that kills elderly hospital patients worldwide. – An international team of scientists, led by Monash University researchers, has uncovered the workings of a superbug that kills elderly hospital patients worldwide – a discovery that has the potential to save lives and health care systems billions of dollars each year.
MRSA pre-screening effective in reducing otolaryngic surgical infection rates, revealed by researchers in Otolaryngology ? Head and Neck Surgery. – Pre-operative screening of patients for methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) may be an effective way to reduce infection rates following otolaryngic surgeries, according to new research published in the January 2009 issue of Otolaryngology ? Head and Neck Surgery.
A new report in the Annals of Internal Medicine is reporting that a super resistant bacteria MRSA superbug is spreading in gay communities. – Sexually active gay men are many times more likely than others to acquire a new, highly antibiotic-resistant strain of the so-called MRSA bacteria widely know as the “superbug,” a UCSF-led study shows.