Methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus, or MRSA is a bacteria that is resistant to many common antibiotics. It can cause a variety of problems ranging from are skin infections and sepsis to pneumonia to bloodstream infections.
Monday is World MRSA Day, a day to raise the awareness of MRSA around the globe and to activate survivors, communities, governments, healthcare officials and personnel to join together to stop the spread of this preventable disease.
Founder of MRSA Survivors Network , Jeanine Thomas joined me to discuss MRSA, World MRSA Day and to tell her personal story as a MRSA survivor.
To learn more, to get involved and/or to donate, visit MRSA Survivors Network
- Laboratory testing and sepsis
- Sepsis: An interview with Steven LaRosa, MD
- Antibiotic crisis looming: Osterholm’s thoughts
- Bacteriophage therapy: A remarkable story
- Sepsis survivor, Mary Millard, tells her story
- Antibiotic stewardship: A look at penicillin allergies
- Infectious disease ‘pearls’: Treatment and diagnostics
- Healthcare-associated infections: A discussion with Dr Rodney Rohde
- Multiple recurring C. diff infections rising: An interview with Dr James Lewis
- Antibiotics: Skin infections and the FDA approval of Baxdela
Intro music: “Rapture” by Ross Bugden