Nightmare Project


1. What are the major sources of this disease? How do people get it?

Major Sources..

-Skin Contact

People get it by...

-MRSA is spread by contact.

-You could get MRSA by touching another person who has it on the skin.

-Or you could get it by touching objects that have the bacteria on them.

-MRSA infections are common among people who have weak immune systems

2. Would it be considered a prokaryote, eukaryote, or neither?



-Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus

-No true Nucleus

3. What are the symptoms and treatments associated with your disease?





-Aches and pains of the muscles

-Swelling and tenderness in the affected body part



-Tetracycline drugs - Doxycycline and Minocycline

-Trimethoprim and Sulfamethoxazole



4. How deadly is the disease? What is the survival rate?

-11% Survival Rate

-studies show that 90 percent of antibiotics are prescribed for viral diseases, against which they have no effect on the bacteria.

5. Is this disease currently a problem across the world? If so where is it most prevalent?


-Most prevalent in Hospitals, and Public Schools

6. Fun facts about the disease.

Fun Facts

-MRSA was first noted in 1961.

-The majority of MRSA starts as skin infections.

-Prevention of MRSA is possible by excellent hygiene practices, avoiding skin contact with infected people or items they have touched.

-MRSA is considered to be one of the 18 microbes listed by the CDC as a multidrug-resistant microbe or "superbug".

-MRSA strains of bacteria can be found worldwide.