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MRSA What Is MRSA?

What is MRSA? The technical name is Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus. What we want to do is become aware of why it is dangerous, what is not working to kill it, and how it can be killed naturally.

What this name means is a strain of the Staphylococcus Aureus bacteria that has become resistant to the antibiotic Methicillin. This is an understatement. Several antibiotics have lost their ability to kill this bug. A few antibiotics such as Bactrim and vancomycin can kill MRSA, at least until it mutates into a resistant form. This bacteria is serious. It can infect bones and other deep tissues to the point of causing death. According to the Center for Disease Control, the number of deaths from MRSA was 17,260 in 2005. Pictures of the sores caused by this stuff are not for the faint-of-heart. Some say it is flesh eating. If you are a sufferer you are most likely feeling pretty panicky about it. Dr. Oz believed it serious enough to report on the Oprah show back in 2009. Even if you are not a sufferer, you may be a carrier it has been estimated that up to 30% of the population have MRSA on their skin or in their nasal passages but remain uninfected. It does not infect everyone.

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