Anthrax Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus ( Mrsa ) And Its Causes And Effects

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“We breathe and eat and ingest gobs of bacteria every single moment of our lives. Our food is covered in bacteria. And you 're breathing in bacteria all the time, and you mostly don 't get sick. They 're invisible to us. I 've never seen a bacterium, except under a microscope. They 're so small, we don 't see them, but they are everywhere. Most bacteria aren 't bad” (Bonnie Bassler).
The paper examines a type of staph bacteria called Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and its causes and effects, along with treatments and patients’ quality of life. Open wounds, urine, nose hair and sputum are places where MRSA organism can be present MRSA is contagious and spread through skin to skin contact or touching objects that have the bacteria on them. White blood cells fight off MRSA that live on soft tissue and skin of healthy people, but can be fatal if it enter the blood stream or a cut on the body.
.In the US staph is a common skin infection. According to the MAYO Clinic, “Staph bacteria are normally found on the skin or in the nose of about one-third of the population. The bacteria are generally harmless unless they enter the body through a cut or other wound, and even then they usually cause only minor skin problems in healthy people.” Most serious staph infection are found in patient who “are in hospitals and long-term care facilities for a long time, on kidney dialysis (hemodialysis) and receive cancer treatment or medicines that weaken their immune system…

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