American hospitals are treating sicker patients with more complex, invasive techniques—and helping people live longer. But every year in these same facilities some 90,000 Americans pick up infections that kill them. Hard-to-treat superbugs are an increasing problem as widespread use of antibiotics produces new germs that are drug-resistant—and few new medications are in the pipeline. In the 1970s only a tiny percentage of hospital staph infections were MRSA. By 2004 MRSA accounted for two out of three staph infections, usually attacking patients with weakened immune systems or those using catheters, intravenous lines or ventilators. http://bulletin.aarp.org/yourhealth/caregiving/articles/battling_superbugs_.html ...............................................................................
What is Mercer Staph infection or Mersa Staph infection? MRSA (short for Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus) is often referred to using the acronyms “Mercer Staph infection” and “Mersa Staph infection”.
Mercer Staph infection is also described with phrases like “Staph Superbug” and “MRSA Staph infection. All of these phrases refer to the same infection and medical condition. Mercer, or MRSA is an infection with the bacteria Staph aureus that is resistant to many antibiotics and Mercer can be a very serious or life-threatening infection.
What is MRSA Disease?
Many people are very concerned about the news of MRSA and Superbugs and are wondering just what is MRSA disease? MRSA is a type of Staph bacteria that can cause very serious bacterial infections. MRSA stands for methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). MRSA is caused by Staphylococcus aureus or "Staph," that has acquired an immunity or resistance to the penicillin type of antibiotics. MRSA can be acquired at a hospital or health care facility (HA-MRSA) or in the community in places like gyms, shopping centers, schools, etc (CA-MRSA).
What is Staph and what is Staph Infection?
What is Staph? "Staph" is an abbreviation for a type of bacteria known as "Staphylococcus". Staph is a common skin bacteria that lives on most people and normally doesn't cause any problems. It can cause mild infections in the body if you get a cut or scrape. Staph aureus is a more specific strain of "Staph" bacteria that is normally present on about 30% of the population. This strain of Staph can be more toxic to the body if the right conditions are present. Staph aureus bacteria can also become very resistant to antibiotics. If this is the case, Staph aureus then can then be considered to be MRSA - Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus.
What is Staph infection?
As stated above, Staph is a normal skin bacteria that's very common. Sometimes, if you get a cut or scrape, this bacteria can grow within the wound causing an infection. Often times our wounds heal on their own, sometimes natural antibiotics can be used or doctors can prescribe an antibiotic to treat the Staph infection. Staph that is susceptible (or killed by) antibiotics is not an MRSA infection.
Does using antibiotics cause Staph/MRSA mutations and increase re-infection rates?
Research performed by Dr. Lida Mattman has scientifically proven that some bacteria, including Staph, have learned how to change form and go into hiding inside your body for long periods of time. What causes these mutations? One big reason is stress induced by the use of antibiotics. I and others believe this is a big reason why re-infection after using antibiotics is so common.
These mutated or “L-Form” bacteria are very hard to detect using standard diagnostic tests. L-forms are also more antibiotic resistant and can be virtually invisible to your body’s own immune system. Like sheep in wolves clothing, L-Form bacteria can lay in waiting for an opportune time to cause a re-infection.
Most doctors are not aware of these mutations. It is therefore important that you use natural antibiotics that do not cause mutations in Staph or MRSA. That is why my enzyme cleaner is so effective in safely controlling even resistant pest problems. My patented cleaner only needs to be EPA registered and then it can be marketed and sold as a pesticide in order to save lives. Several Medical Universities have told me that there is no disinfectant or antibiotic currently "in the pipeline" that will/can be registered for the next 20+ years that can/will address these needless deaths from the Superbugs. Don't forget that my enzyme cleaners are already patented as biopesticides can be shown to safely and far more effectively kill even resistant insects, arachnids, mold, mildew, fungi, odors, germs and viruses. We obviously need to move ahead!