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MRSA

Scientific Name

Methicillin- resistant- staphylococcus aureus

Body system it attacks?

MRSA typically affects the integumentary system because it mainly targets and infects the skin. It can be transmitted by direct contact or using personal items that touch the skin.

Victims

Most people that get sick is are the ones that work in health care facilities correctional facilities, daycare, or livestock settings. Surgeons, nurses, high school wrestlers, childcare workers, and people that live or work in crowded places can be most at risk.

Crime

The symptoms that are mainly swollen painful red bumps, warm to touch, full of pus or other drainage, accompanied fever. The actual damage to the body it can make is that it can infect heart valves, lung damage, tissue loss, urinary tract, and even sometimes can include pneumonia.

Hideout (Where can it be found?)

Less commonly, MRSA is found in the general community (CA-MRSA). There are three main reservoirs (and hence sources of spread and infection) for MRSA in hospital and institutions: staff, patients and inanimate objects such as beds, linen and utensils.

Weapons/Ways to defend yourself

There are ways to defend yourself, you should have good hygiene, and not sharing personal items. Usually antibiotics can make the infection go away, but some MRSA have become resistant to some of the medicine being given. Scientists have been working on an antibiotic while the disease seems to be adapting to the antibiotics.