Researchers unzip MRSA and discover route for vaccine

University of Rochester Medical Center orthopaedic scientists are a step closer to developing a vaccine to prevent life-threatening methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infections following bone and joint surgery.
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Where MRSA colonizes on the human body

PROVIDENCE, RI — When methicillin-resistant S. aureus (MRSA) is carried in the nose (nares), it is a risk factor for an invasive infection, including a surgical site infection. Some studies have found that the heavier the carriage of MRSA in the…

Henry Ford Hospital study: hVISA linked to high mortality

A MRSA infection with a reduced susceptibility to the potent antibiotic drug vancomycin is linked to high mortality, according to a Henry Ford Hospital study.
Researchers found that patients who contracted a MRSA infection with heteroresistance, c…

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