Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA)

  • LA BioMed Researchers Find Novel NDV-3 Vaccine Protects Against MRSA
    In the U.S. and around the globe, skin and soft tissue infections caused by methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) continue to endanger the health and lives of patients and otherwise healthy individuals. Treatment is difficult because MRSA is resistant to many ...More
    December 8, 2014 Posted in News
  • Deadly Superbug in Southeast Michigan Shows Recent Decline
    A new study finds a decrease in an emergent strain of the superbug methicillin-resistant S. aureus (MRSA) that is resistant to last line defense antibiotics. Researchers examined the prevalence of vancomycin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (VRSA) infections in southeastern ...More
    November 25, 2014 Posted in News
  • MRSA Linked to Livestock is Found in Hospitals, Study Finds
    Some MRSA bugs in UK hospitals can be traced back to a type of bacteria found in farm animals, a study suggests. A strain of drug-resistant bacteria carried by some livestock – the MRSA strain Staphylococcus aureus CC398 – has also been found in patients, ...More
    November 3, 2014 Posted in News
  • NYU Langone Medical Center to Spearhead Multi-Institutional MRSA Research Funded by the NIH
    Staphylococcus aureus and methicillin-resistant staph aureus (MRSA) continue to be among the most common pathogens that overwhelm the immune system, causing serious skin, soft tissue and life-threatening bloodborne infections. Researchers at NYU Langone Medical Center will ...More
    October 16, 2014 Posted in News
  • College Athletes in Contact Sports More Likely to Carry MRSA, Study Finds
    Even if they don’t show signs of infection, college athletes who play football, soccer and other contact sports are more likely to carry methicillin-resistant Staphylocuccus aureus (MRSA), suggests a study on MRSA and athletes, which is being presented at IDWeek 2014. ...More
    October 10, 2014 Posted in News
  • Universal Screening for MRSA May be Too Costly
    Numerous experts and policy makers have called for hospitals to screen patients for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infections and isolate anyone testing positive to prevent the spread of these so-called "superbugs" in healthcare settings. Several states ...More
    October 8, 2014 Posted in News
  • MRSA Biofilms in Joint Fluid Make Infections Tough to Tackle
    Physicians have long speculated at the hard-to-treat nature of joint infection. In an article published in Journal of Infectious Diseases, Thomas Jefferson University scientists, in collaboration with scientists at the National Institutes of Health, come one step closer to ...More
    October 2, 2014 Posted in News
  • Common European MRSA Originated in Africa
    The predominant strain of community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (CA-MRSA) infecting people in Europe, the Middle East and northern Africa derived from a single sub-Saharan ancestor, a team of international researchers reported this week in ...More
    August 26, 2014 Posted in News
  • MRSA Colonization Common in Groin and Rectal Areas
    Colonization of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) allows people in the community to unknowingly harbor and spread this life-threatening bacteria. The inside of the front of the nose is where this bacteria is most predominant, but new research shows nearly ...More
    August 13, 2014 Posted in News
  • Review of MRSA Carriage Among Healthcare Workers in Non-Outbreak Settings in Europe and U.S.
    A recent review estimated prevalence of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in healthcare workers (HCWs) to be 4.6 percent. However, MRSA carriage in HCWs in non-outbreak settings is thought to be higher than in an outbreak situation, due to increased hygiene ...More
    July 3, 2014 Posted in News
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