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Published on October 31, 2007

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MRSA Can Kill You! What You Need To Know!
How to keep yourself, your family and your pets safe. Yes, your pets can get MRSA as well

MRSA Infection and symptoms www.MRSAinfectionsymptoms.com © 2007 Rob Clement all rights reserved www.MRSAinfectionsymptoms.com

Introduction MRSA (Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus) is a world-wide threat to health. MRSA is in our environment. No-one is immune. It only takes a little carelessness for a cut, spot or medical incision to become a major infection. MRSA demands we have rigorous hygiene practices and habits.

MRSA (Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus) is a world-wide threat to health.

MRSA is in our environment.

No-one is immune.

It only takes a little carelessness for a cut, spot or medical incision to become a major infection.

MRSA demands we have rigorous hygiene practices and habits.

Introduction II Hygiene for MRSA starts with me and my home. Hygiene must include public access areas (schools, colleges, hospitals, gymnasiums, churches, mosques and synagogues, together with parks and playgrounds). Get medical help even over the Internet if you have a cut or wound that will not heal.

Hygiene for MRSA starts with me and my home.

Hygiene must include public access areas (schools, colleges, hospitals, gymnasiums, churches, mosques and synagogues, together with parks and playgrounds).

Get medical help even over the Internet if you have a cut or wound that will not heal.

What is MRSA MRSA is an abbreviation of Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. Common name is Staph but it resists antibiotics.

MRSA is an abbreviation of Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus.

Common name is Staph but it resists antibiotics.

History of the Staphylococcus Aureus First found and documented in the 1880's. Treated in the 1940's with penicillin. The Staph bacteria fought back and produced an enzyme called Penicillinase which fought off the antibiotic and rendered it useless. By 1959 90 to 95% of the Staphylococcus aureus resisted penicillin. The scientists developed a new antibiotic called Methicillin to overcome the enzyme that made the penicillin useless.

First found and documented in the 1880's.

Treated in the 1940's with penicillin.

The Staph bacteria fought back and produced an enzyme called Penicillinase which fought off the antibiotic and rendered it useless.

By 1959 90 to 95% of the Staphylococcus aureus resisted penicillin.

The scientists developed a new antibiotic called Methicillin to overcome the enzyme that made the penicillin useless.

History of Staph II Within 1 year of the introduction of Methicillin the first case of MRSA was reported in the UK and the bacteria was defeating the antibiotics sent in to kill it. The 1970's and 80's did not see much activity. By the 1990's there were many problems. MRSA became established in hospitals. People in hospital for an operation with MRSA on their skin are isolated and staff will wash their hands between each patient.

Within 1 year of the introduction of Methicillin the first case of MRSA was reported in the UK and the bacteria was defeating the antibiotics sent in to kill it.

The 1970's and 80's did not see much activity.

By the 1990's there were many problems. MRSA became established in hospitals.

People in hospital for an operation with MRSA on their skin are isolated and staff will wash their hands between each patient.

MRSA and the Sportsperson The MRSA bacteria is also found in the community Take great care of your personal hygiene. Those most at risk in the community are those who we would have thought would have been most resistant i.e., those who play sports. Sportsmen and women are often their own worst enemies when they ridicule one another for going to the doctor, A cut that does not heal must be dealt with now by a doctor.

The MRSA bacteria is also found in the community

Take great care of your personal hygiene.

Those most at risk in the community are those who we would have thought would have been most resistant i.e., those who play sports.

Sportsmen and women are often their own worst enemies when they ridicule one another for going to the doctor,

A cut that does not heal must be dealt with now by a doctor.

Dangers of Community School Lack of toilet hygiene Work Coffee making area not been disinfected. Pub, club, restaurant and Services on the highway Toilets not disinfected properly and tables not cleaned properly. Religious venue Clean and disinfect the toilets?

School Lack of toilet hygiene

Work Coffee making area not been disinfected.

Pub, club, restaurant and Services on the highway Toilets not disinfected properly and tables not cleaned properly.

Religious venue Clean and disinfect the toilets?

Dangers of Community Hairdressers Disinfect equipment? Tattoo studio Is your skin clean before they start? Is their equipment sterile? Body-piercing Is the equipment sterile? The list is endless. Be careful, practice hygiene .

Hairdressers Disinfect equipment?

Tattoo studio Is your skin clean before they start? Is their equipment sterile?

Body-piercing Is the equipment sterile?

The list is endless.

Be careful, practice hygiene .

Why is it Such a Problem? The MRSA bacteria is common. The MRSA bacteria passes easily from the skin of one person to another. The MRSA family of bacteria adapts to fight the antibiotics that are supposed to kill them. When MRSA finds a home in an open wound it is very hard to get rid of it.

The MRSA bacteria is common.

The MRSA bacteria passes easily from the skin of one person to another.

The MRSA family of bacteria adapts to fight the antibiotics that are supposed to kill them.

When MRSA finds a home in an open wound it is very hard to get rid of it.

Forgotten Hygiene We have forgotten the basic rules of hygiene. We do not take responsibility. We are our worst enemy.

We have forgotten the basic rules of hygiene.

We do not take responsibility.

We are our worst enemy.

MRSA and Pets Pets get the MRSA bacteria on their skin from contact with humans. Pets can get cuts an scratches Pets do have operations If the open cut gets infected with MRSA then the antibiotics may not kill it. Ask your veterinarian to test for MRSA rather than give one antibiotic after another

Pets get the MRSA bacteria on their skin from contact with humans.

Pets can get cuts an scratches

Pets do have operations

If the open cut gets infected with MRSA then the antibiotics may not kill it.

Ask your veterinarian to test for MRSA rather than give one antibiotic after another

MRSA and Pets II Clean and put away sports equipment immediately Do not let the animal lick and rub against it. Keep sports clothing from your pet. Anything with blood on it, bin immediately. Wash your hands before and after you handle the pet

Clean and put away sports equipment immediately

Do not let the animal lick and rub against it.

Keep sports clothing from your pet.

Anything with blood on it, bin immediately.

Wash your hands before and after you handle the pet

MRSA and Children Keep hands clean by washing with soap and water. They hate soap and water but they must get over it. Athletes should shower and wash with soap after play including any school sports and kids playing in the yard. Keep all cuts and abrasions covered with a proper dressing until healed.

Keep hands clean by washing with soap and water.

They hate soap and water but they must get over it.

Athletes should shower and wash with soap after play including any school sports and kids playing in the yard.

Keep all cuts and abrasions covered with a proper dressing until healed.

MRSA and Children II Keep your medicine box full of up-to-date plasters and medication. Avoid all contact with other people's wounds or material contaminated by wounds. Do not let them use someone else's sports equipment. Barrier nurse anyone with MRSA.

Keep your medicine box full of up-to-date plasters and medication.

Avoid all contact with other people's wounds or material contaminated by wounds.

Do not let them use someone else's sports equipment.

Barrier nurse anyone with MRSA.

The Battle of the MRSA Infection The MRSA bacteria will try and stay alive at all costs. The MRSA bacteria will adapt to resist new antibiotics. The drug companies will try and beat MRSA. We will need a world-wide strategy to destroy it completely. Speedy diagnosis is now possible but cure is not

The MRSA bacteria will try and stay alive at all costs.

The MRSA bacteria will adapt to resist new antibiotics.

The drug companies will try and beat MRSA.

We will need a world-wide strategy to destroy it completely.

Speedy diagnosis is now possible but cure is not

Prevention; Prevention; Prevention Is your family infected? Who taught them their basic hygiene? Did they practice what they were taught? Was a first-aid kit available? In the cars as well as in the homes. No excuses! Act now! Teach your children basic first aid or get them on a first-aid course.

Is your family infected?

Who taught them their basic hygiene?

Did they practice what they were taught?

Was a first-aid kit available?

In the cars as well as in the homes.

No excuses! Act now!

Teach your children basic first aid or get them on a first-aid course.

Prevention; Prevention; Prevention II What if we find that antibiotics no longer work? Wash your hands after using the toilet. Shower and wash with soap after sport and training. If you are in doubt, consult a doctor NOW!

What if we find that antibiotics no longer work?

Wash your hands after using the toilet.

Shower and wash with soap after sport and training.

If you are in doubt, consult a doctor NOW!

Prevention; Prevention; Prevention III Today needs to be the day make your home safe for you and your family, and dangerous for the MRSA bacteria. It costs time to clean: Kitchen Bathroom Sports Kit Sports equipment First aid kit

Today needs to be the day make your home safe for you and your family, and dangerous for the MRSA bacteria.

It costs time to clean:

Kitchen

Bathroom

Sports Kit

Sports equipment

First aid kit

Prevention; Prevention Prevention IV Good health is a gift – appreciate it.

Good health is a gift – appreciate it.

Conclusion Stop “lowgiene” and practice hygiene. The buck stops here: either in your hand or with you in reading this, Both partners must work to teach hygiene: One partner is main teacher. The other must reinforce the same lessons.

Stop “lowgiene” and practice hygiene.

The buck stops here: either in your hand or with you in reading this,

Both partners must work to teach hygiene: One partner is main teacher. The other must reinforce the same lessons.

Conclusion II Start at home and spread out to school and college. include parks and anywhere children congregate. Today is the day to start and protect your family from MRSA.

Start at home and spread out to school and college. include parks and anywhere children congregate.

Today is the day to start and protect your family from MRSA.

The End – Start Now Further Information: We will be creating more ebooks and newsletters on MRSA. To be informed of their release, and to get up to date information, hints and tips don’t forget to subscribe to our newsletter. Subscribe now

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