- The bacteria, known as Staphylococcus epidermidis.
- It is related to the better-known and more deadly MRSA superbug.
- It’s found naturally on human skin.
- It most commonly infects the elderly or patients who have had prosthetic materials implanted, such as catheters and joint replacements.
About Multidrug-resistant organisms
- Multidrug-resistant organisms are bacteria that have become resistant to certain antibiotics.
- These antibiotics can no longer be used to control or kill the bacteria.
- They help fight infections that are caused by bacteria.
About Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)
- MRSA refers to a group of gram-positive bacteria that are genetically distinct from other strains of Staphylococcus aureus.
- MRSA is responsible for several difficult-to-treat infections in humans.
- It began as a hospital-acquired infection.
- Superbug is a term used to describe strains of bacteria.
- They are resistant to the majority of antibiotics commonly used today.
- Resistant bacteria that cause pneumonia, urinary tract infections and skin infections are just a few of the dangers we now face.