MRSA Staph Infections Are Drug-Resistant and On the Rise
The news headlines of the past week read almost like science fiction, except they were real.
A particularly deadly form of staph infection known as MRSA -- short for Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus -- is making news across the country. This drug-resistant, flesh-eating superbug that also invades the blood stream is becoming more prevalent than anyone realized.
And though the headlines may read like they’re from the National Enquirer, they’re coming from completely reliable news sources. Here’s a sampling:
Experts: Drug-Resistant Staph Deaths May Surpass AIDS Toll --CHICAGO, Illinois (AP) -- More than 90,000 Americans get potentially deadly infections each year from a drug-resistant staph "superbug," the government reported Tuesday in its first overall estimate of invasive disease caused by the germ.
Schools Closed After Teen's Staph-Related Death --BEDFORD, Virginia (AP) -- A high school student who was hospitalized for more than a week with an antibiotic-resistant staph infection has died, and officials shut down 21 schools for cleaning to keep the illness from spreading.
“Superbug” Found at Schools Across the U.S. --Bacteria that killed Virginia teen found in other schools - NEW YORK (CNN) -- Students at a high school in Virginia prepared Thursday for the funeral of a popular classmate, the victim of a deadly drug-resistant strain of bacteria that has turned up in schools across the country recently. It's called MRSA, short for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, and is responsible for more deaths in the United States each year than AIDS, according to new data.
970+ Cases Of 'Superbug' Statewide -(CBS 5 News, Phoenix - Arizona has recorded just over 970 cases of MRSA, a strain of staph bacteria resistant to antibiotics, so far this year through Oct. 11, the Arizona Department of Health Services said.
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And that’s just a small sampling!
For many years, the natural health industry has warned of the dangers of overuse of antibiotics and cautioned the public about the possibility of just such a situation as we are now confronting with the invasive drug resistant MRSA super bug. However, now is probably not the time to say “we told you so.” Best to simply focus on the facts and what you can do about them.
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