MRSA Super-bug Infections In Children Growing

One of the most perplexing and difficult infections to control is MRSA

Also referred as the flesh-eating infection that is impervious to antibiotics. The problem is that once a new antibiotic is developed to kill these bacteria, it mutates so that the antibiotic is no longer effective against it. Scientists have been fighting this infection for years and they are loosing the battle. That is until now.

NutraSilver®, in recent FDA-certified lab time-kill in-vitro tests, killed 1.33 BILLION MRSA cells at the rate of 99.9999% in just 60 seconds.

A study recently published has found that the number of children hospitalized with dangerous drug-resistant staph infections surged 10-fold in recent years.

The study showed that disease incidence increased from 2 cases to 21 cases per 1,000 hospital admissions from 1999 to 2008Most of the infections were caught in the community, not in the hospital.

The study involved methicillin-resistant infections, called MRSA.  These used to occur more often in hospitals and nursing homes, but they are increasingly showing up in other settings.  Recent evidence suggests hospital-acquired MRSA cases may be declining while community-acquired cases are becoming more common.

Dr. Buddy Creech, an infectious disease specialist at Vanderbilt University, told the Associated Press (AP) that the results are “a good example of how something that is not unexpected remains alarming.”  He was not involved in the study.

The study looked at 25 children’s hospitals, but lead author and an infectious disease physician at Children’s Mercy Hospitals and Clinics and the University of Missouri-Kansas City told AP that the 10-fold increase in hospitalizations likely occurred nationwide.

About 30,000 children were hospitalized with MRSA infections at the hospitals studied during the 10-year period.  Most of the children had skin or muscle infections, and 374 died.  Although Newland said he is not clear if MRSA caused those deaths, it can be deadly and is blamed for over 18,000 deaths in children and adults nationwide every year.

The study did not examine whether deaths or the severity of infections increased.

The study was published Monday in the journal Pediatrics.

MRSA often starts as a pimple or boil on the skin.  It can spread to other parts of the body, like the lungs or bones.

The study also discovered a coinciding increase in use of clindamycin, an antibiotic that comes in easy-to-use pills and liquid, along with smaller increases in two other antibiotics.  The drug vancomycin is another drug effective against MRSA, and its use decreased during the study.

Newland said the increasing use of clindamycin is concerning because in some regions MRSA is already becoming resistant to the drug.  He said that doctors should use the antibiotic judiciously.

Dr. Kenneth Alexander, the University of Chicago’s pediatric infectious disease chief, told AFP that he agrees.

The last stand against MRSA

“Staph are incredibly cagey, and will ultimately find their way around any antibiotic in use,” he said.

Alexander told AP that research is needed to find other drugs that will work against MRSA.

Can I Get MRSA From Skin Contact?

Skin contact is one way that MRSA spreads. The bacteria live on the skin alongside thousands of other bacteria and do not cause problems until they find a wound to infect. Spread may be via a hand or in the small intimacies of life as well as via sexual contact. Regular hand washing and showering will help keep the infection at bay. Most of us will be transient or temporary carriers of MRSA at some time.

35-50% of people carry the staph aureus (SA) part of MRSA. It can also be very destructive. MRSA infection and several others are often close at hand. Good personal hygiene habits and general good health will mean that most people do not sucumb to bacterial infections.

MRSA is not a death sentence for most people. Those who die with it are often very ill anyway with other conditions, hence their weakened defenses.

Traditional MRSA Disease Super-Bug Treatments

According to the Mayo clinic “MRSA infection is caused by Staphylococcus aureus bacteria — often called “staph.” MRSA stands for Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus. It’s a strain of staph that’s resistant to the broad-spectrum antibiotics commonly used to treat it. MRSA can be fatal.” “Most MRSA infections occur in hospitals or other health care settings, such as nursing homes and dialysis centers. It’s known as health care-associated MRSA, or HA- MRSA. Older adults and people with weakened immune systems are at most risk of HA- MRSA. More recently, another type of MRSA has occurred among otherwise healthy people in the wider community. This form, community-associated MRSA, or CA- MRSA, is responsible for serious skin and soft tissue infections and for a serious form of pneumonia.”

While further tests are needed to verify NutraSilver’s amazing killing power against this life-threatening infection, this lab test is encouraging in the fight against MRSA.

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