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...Infection – Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment and Prevention Introduction
MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus) infection, originally considered a hospital acquired infection, was earlier confined to hospitals but is now emerging in communities as well (Weigelt 5; USAToday.com). The reason for MRSA being a high risk and high alert pathogen is that this strain of S. aureus is resistant to antibiotics, especially beta-lactam antibiotics such as oxacillin, amoxicillin, penicillin and methicillin. MRSA is responsible for causing severe problems such as pneumonia, bloodstream infections and surgical site infections in healthcare settings such as dialysis centers, nursing... 12 September MRSA...