Drug-resistant superbug spreading in hospitals: study.

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  • 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.

About Superbugs

  • 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.

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