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Learning Goal: I’m working on a microbiology discussion question and need an explanation and answer to help me learn.
Post by Niasia Turman4 days agoMRSA Discussion ForumMethicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, or MRSA, is an antibiotic-resistant kind of bacteria. Most frequently, MRSA causes skin infections. It can sometimes result in diseases such as pneumonia (lung infection). Sepsis, the body’s violent reaction to an infection, can develop from untreated MRSA infections if they grow severe. MRSA may infect anyone. Crowded situations, skin-to-skin contact, and the use of shared tools or supplies all raise the risk. Some MRSA carriers may later get an infection with MRSA. MRSA infections frequently start in areas of non-intact skin, such as abrasions or wounds. Athletes, children in daycare and schools, military personnel residing in barracks, and patients undergoing inpatient care, surgery, or medical are at a higher risk of this infection. Until they have healed, bind your wounds with clean, dry bandages. Observe the wound-care guidelines provided by your healthcare practitioner. MRSA may be present in the pus from infected wounds. Avoid popping or picking at the sore. Bandages and tape should be disposed of in the ordinary trash. Frequently wash your hands. You should frequently wash your hands with soap and water or with an alcohol-based hand rub for yourself, your family, and anybody else in close contact, especially after changing a bandage, handling an infected wound, or touching soiled clothing. Personal things like towels, washcloths, razors, and clothing, even uniforms, should never be shared. Clean your hands after handling soiled clothing and wash the laundry before letting others use it. Using these precautions can simply lower the risk of yourself and others from being infected.
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