Tag: Staphylococcus aureus

Drug-resistant bacteria shows up in Florida

A form of Staphylococcus aureus, or MRSA, that is resistant to the strongest of antibacterial medications is causing problems in Florida.

While doctors indicate that this bacteria is not lethal, like some super bugs found in hospitals, it is concerning.

Doctors and emergency rooms say they are seeing more cases and suggested people take precautions. The bacteria is transmitted through skin-to-skin contact or through the sharing of fluids.

To protect yourself, regularly wash your hands, avoid sharing food or other items, and protect wounds or bare skin.

(via UPI.com)