What is a MRSA Infection?

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Scanning electron micrograph (SEM) depicting numerous clumps of MRSA bacteria. Credit: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, NIAID.

MRSA Infection Statistics

In 2010, encouraging results from a CDC study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association showed that invasive (life-threatening) MRSA infections in healthcare settings are declining. Invasive MRSA infections that began in hospitals declined 28% from 2005 through 2008. Decreases in infection rates were even bigger for patients with bloodstream infections.

In addition, the study showed a 17% drop in invasive MRSA infections that were diagnosed before hospital admissions (community onset) in people with recent exposures to healthcare settings. This study (or report) complements data from the National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) that found rates of MRSA bloodstream infections occurring in hospitalized patients fell nearly 50% from 1997 to 2007.

Currently the CDC believes about one of three people carry staph in their nose, and 2 in 100 carry MRSA.

MRSA Infection Topics Provided by the Center for Disease Control – Source CDC

hand hygienePrevention

Personal, Healthcare Settings, Athletics, Schools, with advice on environmental cleaning and disinfecting for MRSA

Who is at risk for MRSA? – including nursing homes, assisted living, memory care, group homes and other environments.

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What To Do, Clinical Information…

petree dishDiagnosis & Testing

Clinical Diagnosis, Laboratory Information…

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Statistical Data…

thermometerSymptoms

Skin Infections, Photos, …

peoplePeople at Risk

Personal, Healthcare Settings, Athletics, Schools…

compondsCauses

How MRSA is Spread, Origins…

cleaning productsEnvironmental Cleaning

Disinfectants, Laundry, Athletic Facilities…

booksEducational Resources

General education & Athletic posters…

According to the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease, NIAID – MRSA is largely a hospital-acquired infection, in fact, one of the most common. Recently, however, new strains have emerged in the community that are capable of causing severe infections in otherwise healthy people.

If you or a loved one has suffered an injury from Staph, C-Diff, MRSA, VRE, CRE or any other infectious disease or other neglect or abuse in a nursing home or other care facility that serves the elderly in Minnesota please contact Attorney Kenneth L. LaBore, directly please send an email to KLaBore@MNnursinghomeneglect.com, or call Ken at 612-743-9048 or call him at his direct toll free number 1-888-452-6589.

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