MRSA is methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. MRSA is a serious sometimes deadly strain of staph that is resistant to antibotics most commonly used. Most MRSA infections happen in nursing homes, hospitals, and other health related centers. Often, older adults and people with weakened immune systems are the most affected and are in the most danger.
People in the general community populations have recently been affected by a strain of MRSA that results in skin and other soft tissue infections and this strain is also responsible for a very serious form of pneumonia. People who may have MRSA need to get immediate treatment.
Doctor Guy Pupp of the Foot and Ankle Institute of Michigan in 2002 treated the first ever case of MRSA and did so successfully. The dedication to his patients drove him to find a way to beat the aggressive and most deadly MRSA.
The following is from the Detroit Free Press | Emilia Askari | April 28, 2008 regarding MRSA.
"Warren podiatrist Dr. Guy Pupp treated the first ever case in 2002, on the foot of then 40-year-old Detroiter Sheryl Carter. Pupp cut away the infected foot tissue.
"I'm blessed. I know I'm lucky," Carter, then a telephone operator, said in 2002. "
MRSA is no longer just spread in hospitals and nursing homes. It is known to spread in gyms, and schools as well. Do not hesitate to seek medical attention for wounds.