Methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus MRSA


MRSA is everywhere! Skin, environment, and even your lovely pets!

According to the 2018 statistic from CHP, HKSAR, community acquired methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (CA-MRSA) infection had reached a total number of 1220。Although MRSA infection is usually limited to skin  infection, the bacteria can also cause sepsis, pneumonia or even necrotizing fasciitis. If the bacteria is a multidrug resistant one, once entered the blood stream the infection can have no available antibiotics treatment which maybe fatal.The transmission of MRSA is so easy that any contact may transmit the bacteria. Up to 25% of us were identified as MRSA carrier, and the carriage rate is even higher in elderly home. Even our pet dogs are candidates of MRSA carrier as well. To prevent the transmission of MRSA and to lower the risk of getting contacted,  we must wash our hands regularly especially after touching our nose and mouth, and of course before and after touching our pet dogs. Clean the environment frequently especially those areas with higher chance to get contacted with our hands like keyboards or door handles. Keep clean and prevent MRSA transmission!