Superbug MRSA Staphylococcus aureus
Staph is one of the leading causes of infections acquired in the community and after surgery and in hospitals. Around 30% of individuals carry staph in their nose, pharynx (membrane lined cavity behind nose & mouth) or back of throat and on their skin. Staph can cause a range of illnesses from minor skin infections to life-threatening diseases.
It can infect almost any part in the body and tend to accumulate around implanted medical devices (eg, pacemakers, catheters).
Influenza, diabetes, surgery, Leukemia, burns, chronic skin disorders, radiation therapies, organ transplants, implants increase risks of a staph infection!
Pseudomonas aeruginosa | MRSA - Staphylococcus aureus