Staph Infection – MRSA
Staph infection, called methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus or commonly known as MRSA.
This antibiotic-resistant staph infection is highly contagious. The CC Treatment has shown remarkable success in treating this infection, additional information can be reviewed here
Though most MRSA infections aren’t serious, some can be life-threatening. Because it’s hard to treat, MRSA is sometimes called a “superbug”. In recent years, the gene has continued to evolve so that many MRSA strains are currently resistant to several different antibiotics such as penicillin, oxacillin, and amoxicillin.
This infection, commonly caused by contaminated medical equipment, must be treated with extensive antibiotic treatment, and in some cases, risky corrective surgeries or no treatment at all. The safety ratings of 2,591 hospitals, released by Consumer Reports magazine shows these Medical errors are linked to 440,000 deaths each year.
According to the 1999 report by the Institute of Medicine the first to put a spotlight on the issue, the death toll from medical mistakes in hospitals was at least 98,000 then.
In 2010, however, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) inspector general said that poor hospital care contributed to 180,000 deaths every year – and that was only among Medicare patients, those 65 or older. And a 2013 study estimated such deaths at a minimum of 210,000 annually and as many as 440,000. If the highest number is correct, poor hospital care would be the country’s third leading cause of death, after heart disease and cancer.
Federal health officials from the Center for Disease Control said there were about 722,000 hospital infections in 2011, far fewer than past estimates, which put the number around 1.7 million a year. At the 2011 rate, one in every 25 patients contracted an infection while in the hospital; by previous estimates, about one in 20 did. About 75,000 people with infections died in 2011, a rate of about one in nine people with infections, according to the new data, recently published in The New England Journal of Medicine.