Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus

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Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus
About This nanobug

Nickname: MRSA


Morphology: Gram-positive cocci in grape-like clusters


Habitat: Commonly carried in the lining of the nose of healthy humans (especially health care workers), without causing infection


Disease or illness: MRSA causes a variety of mild to severe infections, especially in hospitalized patients


Who is at risk: Hospitalized patients and especially people with a weak immune system who are not able to fight infection


Avoidance techniques: Hand washing; Healthcare workers should practice good infection prevention techniques.


Warning: Most antibiotics are not effective for this bacteria!

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