Mrsa 2009


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This may sounds like a B-movie on the Sci-Fi Channel, but the CA-MRSA scare is all too real - one of several health alerts this year that proved just how vulnerable we are despite all our scientific know-how and advances in medicine. Bacteria, living organism made of one cell has mastered gene manipulation, enzyme technology, personal defence and technology transfer.
All invasive practical procedures, operations, plastic surgery, transplant surgery, hip or knee replacement, open heart surgery will soon come to a grinding halt. The very technology we’ve created to help us live more comfortable and, yes, often healthier lives will turn around and bite us-hard..........

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  • makes one stop and think. i read that mrsa now kills more than hiv. i am waiting on culture results to determine if my son's wound is a spider bite or mrsa. praying for the spider, this resistant infection is nothing to take lightly. thank you for the photos of the infection. good job.
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Mrsa 2009

  1. 1. The Killer Bug Threaten Mankind Not Killed by White Blood Cells, Antibiotics & Antiseptics
  2. 5. In School Play Ground
  3. 6. In Gym & Sport Centre
  4. 7. One in Three Hands Colonized
  5. 8. In Massage Parlour
  6. 9. Men Having Sex With Men
  7. 13. December 2007 Dirty Hospitals, Over crowding Temporary staff Not Associated with Higher MRSA
  8. 14. Where did we go wrong ?
  9. 15. Sir Alexander Fleming, 1952
  10. 16. <ul><li>1940 : Penicillin used as an antibiotic </li></ul><ul><li>1960 : Resistant strains reported </li></ul><ul><li>1970 : MRSA becomes more resistant. </li></ul><ul><li>1980 : HA-MRSA strains in UK </li></ul><ul><li>1990 : HA-MRSA endemic in UK </li></ul><ul><li>2000 : VRSA emerging. </li></ul><ul><li>2006 : CA-MRSA reported in USA </li></ul><ul><li>2007 : CA-MRSA kills 90,000 </li></ul><ul><li>2008 : ESKAPE – Six Resistant Bacteria </li></ul>Antibiotic
  11. 18. Why Did This Happen? <ul><li>Too Many Blood Tests </li></ul><ul><li>Too many Plastic disposable </li></ul><ul><li>Too many invasive procedures </li></ul><ul><li>Contaminated Hospital Waste </li></ul><ul><li>Indiscriminate use of Antibiotic </li></ul><ul><li>Steroids & Immuno-supression </li></ul><ul><li>Poor Hand Washing </li></ul><ul><li>Bacteria resistant to antiseptics </li></ul><ul><li>Poor Aseptic technique </li></ul>
  12. 19. Not So Funny Anymore
  13. 22. Infected Injection site
  14. 23. Breeding Ground for Bacteria
  15. 26. Must Wash for 30 Seconds Not many do!!
  16. 27. Bacteria Are Now Resistant To Antiseptics and Kill Good bugs in your hand
  17. 28. Use Soap & Water
  18. 29. Bacteria in the hand of a nurse Before & After Touching Patient
  19. 30. Too Many Devices & Procedures
  20. 31. Hospital Contaminated Waste dumped in community
  21. 32. Live Vaccination
  22. 34. Skin Infections You Ignored in the past
  23. 35. Can Spread Fast
  24. 36. Colonized in Your Nose
  25. 45. People walking around here will have foul smelling weepy ulcers on their skin caused by CA-MRSA
  26. 46. No Place To Hide