San Jose State University
Ever since Alexander Fleming’s discovery of penicillin in 1928 researchers and scientists have developed many different types of antibiotics to help fight off illness by killing bacteria. Yet with the development of antibiotics there has been a development of bacterium that have become antibiotic resistant. The danger of this one bacterium to become resistant to antibiotics raises the question of whether or not other bacterium are able to for the same type of resistance staphylococcus has.
Resistance Developed The development of Penicillin by Fleming was discovered and used to destroy the bacterium staphylococcus aureus. Following four years later penicillin resistant staphylococcus …show more content…
They determined that these thirty-six patients carrying MRSA without risk factors, from the other patients who carried MRSA and had at least one risk factor. Among the patients with risk factors, MRSA was mainly found in their urine and skin infections. In patients without risk factors, MRSA was isolated from skin and soft tissue infections and from genital samples. There were two commonly dominant MRSA strains: HA-MRSA and CA-MRSA. The ability to identify different CA-MRSA was reached for those cases that happened in the lack of risk factors related to healthcare. The 88.5% of MRSA strain were found among patients with risk factors. While 11.5% of the strain were from patients who had not been in contact with healthcare during the year prior to the …show more content…
They used a multidisciplinary investigation to identify and source the out-break that occurred in an eight bed medical intensive care unit. They also wished to describe the MRSA transmission in the department and identify limitations to infection control.
Methods: The investigation comprised an epidemiological description of MRSA cases from 2012 to 2014 and a characterization of MRSA isolates, including phage-, spa- and PFGE-typing. Additionally, MRSA screening was performed from the hospital staff and the environment. To identify the reason for the outbreak, work-related, psychological and behavioral factors were investigated by impartial audits and staff