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MRSA
MRSA is short for
methicillin-resistant
staphylococcus aureus. Which it
is called due to: In the early
1960s, a new type of penicillin
antibiotic called methicillin was
developed, to fight against
these resistant bacteria as it
had developed ß-lactamase to
degrade the antibacterial
properties of Penicillin.
Methicillin was not degraded…

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curb the problem. Preventative measures by health care staff include good hand hygiene and wearing gloves. It's
paying off -- MRSA infections are down in hospital intensive care units.
But MRSA is also showing up in
healthy people who have not
been living in the hospital. This
type of MRSA…

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