The Physiology of MRSA

14 04 2011

(Litigation Conferences, 2011)

The MRSA organism can be present on nose hair, urine, sputum or on an open wound. The organism is transferred by direct skin contact, usually by hands. (Professionals in Infection Control & Epidemiology, Inc. – Greater Omaha Area, 2011)

MRSA lives in soft tissue and is usually fought off by our white blood cells. If the organism enters through a cut, it is harder to destroy this infection. When MRSA enters the blood stream or organs this bacteria is not life threatening. (Clark, 2011)