The MRSA virus, a leading cause of Staph infections, called “Staph Aurous”, is a certain type of virus that is capable of mutation and adaptation of antibiotics. The virus is capable of mutating quickly, and is difficult to deal with. MRSA viruses most generally occur in either children, or the elderly. It can cause severe infections that can be life-threatening, so it is always best to understand how the virus works, to help prevent any complications from it.
The MRSA Virus hasn’t been much of a threat, because it was easily controlled by the use of medications such as penicillin. Over time the virus has developed a resistance to antibiotics, resulting in the Virus as we know it. Mutations such as this are relatively uncommon, because when the virus is attacked by different antibiotics repetitively, it then is capable of developing new resistances to them.
When an antibiotic is used, sometimes the virus develops resistance to it, thus creating a new form of the virus that is immune to that specific antibiotic. After this occurs, most likely the virus will spread to other hosts, through touching, coughing, etc. This eventually creates a situation where it is difficult to eliminate, because it is resistant to known forms of antibiotics.
If you feel that there is any likelihood of you having the virus, it is always most important to contact your physician as soon as possible, as to receive treatment to prevent any severe infections that can be caused by the MRSA virus. It is always best to seek medical attention for MRSA, as to avoid damage to the skin that can leave scars, and to avoid the small chance of a life-threatening situation. Understand that avoiding the medical bill is not always the best idea.
Ways to reduce the risk of infection from the MRSA virus is to ensure proper hygiene, especially around open wounds. Use disinfectants often to also help prevent infection.
MRSA infections are spread mostly by touching objects that have already been contaminated by the virus, such as a door handle, or even furniture. After contacting one of these surfaces, MRSA will then be on your hands and from there, you may wipe rub your nose, which then allows the colonization of MRSA.
Symptoms of this generally include small sores in the nostril. Any contact with the virus on an open sore can easily cause infection. MRSA most likely will show up as a skin infection taking form similar to a boil, which can be anywhere on the skin.
If these infections go untreated, it can become something severe and even life threatening.