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MRSA and Staph.aureus treatment?

Postby forensicbio87 » Thu Jan 22, 2009 2:38 pm

This is a case study im doing, i was wondering what the treatment would be for MRSA and Staph. aureus if when tested staff at a hospital where found to have it on them, but were othawise healthy, would it be an oral antibiotic or a cream just in the areas these bacterias are found? as they are not really ill?
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Postby Sepals » Fri Jan 23, 2009 2:49 pm

There is no treatment, they just should be hygienic to prevent spread. The vast majority of people carry S.aureus, it's a normal communal. The public can also carry MRSA, but working in a hospital increases your chances.
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Postby canalon » Sat Jan 24, 2009 3:53 pm

In some case those people might have to take another position (say away from treating patients, or the operation room, or in the food industry away from the food and moved to an administrative duty) until they are tested negative for the bugs. But ther are no treatments involved.
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Re: MRSA and Staph.aureus treatment?

Postby Sepals » Mon Jan 26, 2009 1:33 pm

I was told this is not the case, it shouldn't make a differnce as long as they take the regular precautions. Afertall anyone can have the MRSA, it wouldn't be fair for it to affect their position and almost everyone has S.aureus in the month and/or nose.
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Postby canalon » Mon Jan 26, 2009 7:15 pm

I understand, but in some case there is enough shedding that it can contaminate the environment and put other at risk : I know at least one person, he was a butcher, who had to be put away for a few month because he was shedding enough bacteria to contaminatie the food he was handling. When the level decreased and he was not contaminating everything, he got his position back.
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