MRSA

To put it briefly, this potentially fatal menace is a bacterium that has grown resistant to many of our “go to” antibiotics - Shilo Zylbergold

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On a sunny June day in 2014, I returned home from a walk in my neighborhood with what I thought were mosquito bites on my leg. Most of them quickly faded away, but one, with a tiny black dot at its center, did not. It grew. After days of denial, I dragged myself into the doctor’s office, where I was told it was probably a MRSA infection and sent home with a prescription for antibiotics and with a lot of fear.

MRSA stands for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. Staph is a widespread and usually harmless bacterium; about a third of people carry staph in their nose, a major reservoir for the bacteria. When staph does cause an infection, antibiotics should clear it up.…

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