MRSA, 1st Edition

  • Series Name: Diseases & Disorders Series
  • Barbara Sheen
  • Published By: Lucent Press (Rosen)
  • ISBN-10: 1420503049
  • ISBN-13: 9781420503043
  • DDC: 616.9297
  • Grade Level Range: 7th Grade - 10th Grade
  • 104 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2010 | Published/Released January 2010
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2010

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MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus) infection is caused by a strain of staph that is resistant to broad-spectrum antibiotics. This book explains what is unique about MRSA bacteria, the symptoms of MRSA infections, and how they are currently treated. Health care and community strains of MRSA occur in different settings, and the different risk factors and strategies for prevention are also discussed.

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Diseases & Disorders Series

The DISEASES & DISORDERS series offers young readers and researchers a means of understanding ailments and their ramifications. Clear, careful explanations offer insight into what these conditions are, what causes them, how people live with them, and the latest information about treatment and prevention. All volumes include primary and secondary source quotations, annotated bibliographies and lists of organizations to contact for additional information.

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