Types Of Antibiotics Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus Essay

1519 Words Dec 3rd, 2016 7 Pages
MRSA Effect
Makaylah Hoang
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 aureus developed. In 1959 Methicillin was discovered to counter and destroy the spread of PRSA. (Rogers, K.) Methicillin proved to do the job until 1961, which was when the first case of Methicillin resistant staphylococcus aureus was reported and the “super bug” was born. This classification of Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus also known as MRSA is a developed skin infection that is caused by a type of staphylococcus bacteria that 's become resistant to many of the antibiotics used to treat ordinary staph infections. (Rogers, K.) The reason being that this strain is ever so complex and is still evolving. There are two types of MRSA health care-associated MRSA (HA-MRSA) and community-associated MRSA (CA-MRSA). In the…

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