Dismiss Notice
Join Physics Forums Today!
The friendliest, high quality science and math community on the planet! Everyone who loves science is here!

MRSA & Antibiotic resistant staph

  1. Oct 21, 2007 #1

    Astronuc

    User Avatar
    Staff Emeritus
    Science Advisor

    This subject has popped up in the headlines recently. Apparently infections by MRSA (Methicillin resistant staphlococcus areus) are on the rise.

    A Nasty Bug Breaks Out
    Drug-resistant staph bacteria now stalk even students
    http://health.usnews.com/articles/health/2007/10/18/a-nasty-bug-breaks-out.html

    Guarding Against Staph Infections
    http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=15479947

    Staph Killing More Americans Than AIDS
    http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=15391478

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Methicillin-resistant_Staphylococcus_aureus

    I have also heard more frequently warnings about meningitis, particularly for children and young adults.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meningitis#Causes
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neisseria_meningitidis

    Be careful about sharing food and drink with acquaintances and wash hands periodically when in public places.
     
  2. jcsd
Share this great discussion with others via Reddit, Google+, Twitter, or Facebook

Can you offer guidance or do you also need help?
Draft saved Draft deleted



Loading...