In 2007, the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) reported 17,000 deaths from HIV/AIDS. In that same year, Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus or MRSA killed 18,600 people.
Frightening, isn’t it?
MRSA has definitely become a very grave public health problem today. What’s even more alarming is ANYONE can get infected.
It’s time to arm yourself with the right knowledge to be protected from this dangerous infection. In my FREE ReportMRSA: How to Keep This Deadly Super Bug from Infecting You, you will:
Discover the risk factors of MRSA and how to stay away from themLearn how this super bug progresses from a simple skin infection to a life-threatening ailmentFind out the astonishing connection between antibiotics and MRSALearn to spot MRSA signs and symptomsRealize how to help naturally guard your health against this super bug.
Staph bacteria is one of the most common causes of skin infections in the United States. However, staph infection is relatively harmless. In fact, up to 30% of people carry staph bacteria in their nose without it causing any harm. Staph bacteria can even enter your body through a cut, causing only a mild skin infection that can be treated easily.
But MRSA is NOT like any typical staph bacteria.
What Is MRSA?
Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus Aureus or MRSA can be a serious, life threatening and even fatal illness. From a simple skin infection, MRSA can move to your bloodstream, joints, heart valves, bones, and lungs, where it can cause severe pain and even death.
MRSA staph infection is highly resistant to the broad-spectrum antibiotics commonly used to treat it, including methicillin, oxacillin, penicillin, and amoxicillin.
Even more disturbing is that MRSA isconstantly ADAPTING. Even newly-produced antibiotics can now be thwarted by this super bug!
These and more disturbing facts about MRSA are discussed in my FREE Report.
How Do I Know If I Have MRSA Infection?
The simplest way to acquire MRSA staph infection is through physical contact with an object or a person who has MRSA. As soon as you become infected with the antibiotic-resistant bacteria, symptoms of MRSA will arise.
At first, MRSA looks like a seemingly-harmless skin infection characterized by small, reddish pimple-like bumps and boils. As the infection progresses, they become painful, pus-filled abscesses.
If the infection goes further into your body and invades your lungs, MRSA symptoms become more aggravated, and may include:
-Shortness of breath
The symptoms of MRSA worsen when it infects other parts of your body.
Written by Dr. Mercola
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