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2007: Community-associated MRSA: a dangerous epidemic
Although a relatively unspectacular, nonmotile coccus, Staphylococcus aureus is a dangerous pathogen and a major public health concern. In addition to being a common food-poisoning agent, it can cause serious skin and soft tissue infections and life-threatening diseases. Furthermore, resistance to multiple antibiotics, most notably to penicillin and methicillin, is common in S. aureus and makes treatment especially difficult. However, the biggest current threat from this human pathogen is the pandemic spread of community-associated methicillin-resistant S. aureus (CA-MRSA), a crisis affecting many aspects of our social life and second only to HIV/AIDS in scope and importance.
Infections with MRSA have traditionally been limited to healthcare settings and individuals with risk factors for infection. Therefore, it came as quite a shock when MRSA infections unrelated to hospitals were reported in healthy individuals beginning in the late 1990s: first in children, later in professional football players and other sports teams, prisoners and men who have sex with men (MSM). The strains that cause these infections are remarkable because they combine antibiotic resistance with exceptional virulence and transmissibility, a phenomenon unprecedented with S. aureus. Moreover, while most S. aureus infections were previously thought to originate from nasal colonization, transmission of CA-MRSA includes body-to-body and sexual contacts. Within a very short period of time, CA-MRSA have become not only the most frequent causes of soft- and skin- tissue infections in the community, but are also replacing traditional MRSA strains in hospitals on a large scale.
If you see a red bump and less than a half hour later it is swollen and/or puss filled treat it right away, after a few times you know the "tinge" feeling it causes at first. Why take a chance. The quick treat also prevents boils, and skin infection. Get a cut, clean it, cover with silver gel and bandage, if its red the next day put some manaku honey on it. As you can guess, I have no faith in antibiotics anymore.To help heal a wound fast curcumin(turmeric) orally seems to work really well, and eating baby smoked oyster help with skin healing. Sometimes use tea tree oil and lavender with olive oil to protect exposed skin when I am in an area that might be contaminated.
also use ammonia or peroxide to clean and on food surfaces tea tree oil and white vinegar or silver colloidal solution
Any one have better suggestions, or a way to prevent it altogether?