Navigation Links
Drug-resistant MRSA bacteria -- here to stay in both hospital and community
Date:3/15/2013

The drug-resistant bacteria known as MRSA, once confined to hospitals but now widespread in communities, will likely continue to exist in both settings as separate strains, according to a new study.

The prediction that both strains will coexist is reassuring because previous projections indicated that the more invasive and fast-growing community strains would overtake and eliminate hospital strains, possibly posing a threat to public health.

Researchers at Princeton University used mathematical models to explore what will happen to community and hospital MRSA strains, which differ genetically. Originally MRSA, which is short for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, was confined to hospitals. However, community-associated strains emerged in the past decade and can spread widely from person to person in schools, athletic facilities and homes.

Both community and hospital strains cause diseases ranging from skin and soft-tissue infections to pneumonia and septicemia. Hospital MRSA is resistant to numerous antibiotics and is very difficult to treat, while community MRSA is resistant to fewer antibiotics.

The new study found that these differences in antibiotic resistance, combined with more aggressive antibiotic usage patterns in hospitals versus the community setting, over time will permit hospital strains to survive despite the competition from community strains. Hospital-based antibiotic usage is likely to successfully treat patients infected with community strains, preventing the newcomer strains from spreading to new patients and gaining the foothold they need to out-compete the hospital strains.

The researchers made their predictions by using mathematical models of MRSA transmission that take into account data on drug-usage, resistance profiles, person-to-person contact, and patient age.


'/>"/>

Contact: Catherine Zandonella
czandone@princeton.edu
Princeton University
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1

Related biology news :

1. IBNs Droplet Array sheds light on drug-resistant cancer stem cells
2. Light-induced delivery of nitric oxide eradicates drug-resistant bacteria
3. Sanctuary chimps show high rates of drug-resistant staph
4. Univ. of MD School of Medicine to study drug-resistant malaria in Myanmar
5. New compound overcomes drug-resistant Staph infection in mice
6. Researchers attack HIVs final defenses before drug-resistant mutations emerge
7. Leading evolutionary scientist to discuss how genome of bacteria has evolved
8. Study by UC Santa Barbara researchers suggests that bacteria communicate by touch
9. Team discovers how bacteria resist a Trojan horse antibiotic
10. From scourge to saint: E. coli bacteria becomes a factory - to make cheaper, faster pharmaceuticals
11. Bacterial shock to recapture essential phosphate
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:8/23/2017)... , Aug. 23, 2017  The general public,s help is being enlisted ... bacteria that live in and on the human body –and are believed ... The Microbiome Immunity ... human microbiome, starting with the gut. The project's goal is to help ... credit: IBM ...
(Date:8/15/2017)... 15 2017   ivWatch LLC , a medical device company ... today announced receipt of its ISO 13485 Certification, the global standard ... Organization for Standardization (ISO®). ... Model 400 Continuous Monitoring device for the early detection of IV ... "This is an important milestone for ...
(Date:7/20/2017)... 2017 Delta (NYSE: DAL ) customers now can ... at Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA). ... Delta launches biometrics to board aircraft at Reagan ... Delta,s biometric boarding pass experience that ... now integrated into the boarding process to allow eligible Delta SkyMiles Members ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:9/21/2017)... ... 21, 2017 , ... Vixiar Medical announced today that it ... to The LaunchPort™ Accelerator at the City Garage in Port Covington. The LaunchPort™, ... business services to its Residents. , Vixiar Medical recently closed a $1.5 ...
(Date:9/21/2017)... ... September 21, 2017 , ... Dr. Greg Leyer, Chief Scientific Officer of ... 27th. His presentation is at 12:10pm in the Probiotics Resource Center, Mandalay Bay Expo ... West and discuss how probiotics have shown impressive data in areas outside the gut ...
(Date:9/21/2017)... (France) , ... (PRWEB) September 21, 2017 , ... ... an international scientific and technical congress to review the latest knowledge on these ... of prestigious international speakers will discuss the impact of Biostimulants on Plant Nutrition, ...
(Date:9/21/2017)... Norwood, MA (PRWEB) , ... September 21, 2017 ... ... its proprietary clinical client portal. Each relaunch of the portal includes new features ... biotechnology and medical device companies seek to remain at the forefront of medical ...
Breaking Biology Technology: