Wednesday, March 19, 2008

MRSA in port Products

Canadian researchers have found antibiotic-resistant Staph bacteria in pork products purchased in retail stores across the country – questions is how the contamination occurred, how frequently it happens and most importantly, what are the implications for human health.

About 10 per cent of sampled pork chops and ground pork recently purchased in four provinces tested positive for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus ( MRSA) , lead researcher Dr. Scott Weese reported Wednesday in a presentation to the International Conference on Emerging Infectious Diseases in Atlanta.

Molecular analysis of about half of the isolated bacteria show a mix of strains. Some of the strains could not be typed, which suggests they are probably MRSA strains known to infect pigs only. But of those MSRA strains that could be typed, some were of a common human strain while others were of a type known to infect both horses and humans.

Thursday, October 18, 2007

18,650 died in Americans in 2005 due to MSRA

A study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association estimates that MRSA infections occurred in nearly 95,000 Americans in 2005. An estimated 18,650 people died due to their MRSA infection in 2005


MSRA killing more than AIDS

According to new data, MSRA , the superbug, is responsible for more deaths in the United States each year than AIDS.

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Wednesday, October 17, 2007

MRSA (Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus) can be carried by healthy people and lives on the skin or in their noses.