Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus Aureus


The epidemiology, treatment, and prevention of transmission of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. 2011, Calfee, J Infus Nurs

MRSA - methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus, also called superbug, is a hard-to-treat infection that is resistant to most antibiotics. Until the 1980s, it was almost non-existent, in the 1980s it could only be contracted in hospitals, and in 1990 she could already be infected outside hospitals.
Every year, about 11,000 Americans die from staphylococcus aureus, and 5,500 die from MRSA.Pneumococcus die 3 times [less.