Welcome to our post looking into the contraction of Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA) infections. MRSA is a bacterial infection that is resistant to a number of commonly used
antibiotics. Which means it can be more difficult to treat than some other bacterial infections.
While it is a common bacteria if it breaks through the skin it can be very dangerous – potentially fatal. This can lead to blood poisoning and endocarditis (which is an infection of the lining of the heart). Urinary tract infections may also occur.
Since MRSA was discovered in the early sixties it has spread from medical facilities such as hospitals and now can be acquired in community settings as well. Often called a Superbug because of its resistance to antibiotics it has been a regular topic in the media.
We are interested in finding our more about the experiences of people who have contracted MRSA. It would be great if you could tell your MRSA story or indeed the story of being a family member of a person who has contracted MRSA.
- Was the infection caught in a hospital or acquired in the community (often call CA-MRSA)?
- Did media coverage have any effect of your view of possible infection prior to contracting MRSA?
- Has enough been done to combat and prevent MRSA in hospitals? Could healthcare professionals do more?
- Do you feel that more help should be available to monitor / pre-empt MRSA?
- Is enough done to prevent/and or treat MRSA infection patients once they have left hospital?
That being said we are interested in every aspect of your MRSA story so please feel free to contribute your thoughts. Also do feel free to make any suggestions as to useful MRSA patient resources and share them with other readers.
Thanks in advance.