MRSA

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The Perspectives on Diseases and Disorders series provides clear, careful explanations that offer readers insight into what these conditions are, what causes them, how people live with them, and the latest information about treatment and prevention.; This volume includes an overview of MRSA, including diagnosis, prevention, and current research; a look at controversies surrounding MRSA, including whether or not factory farming has contributed to an increase in MRSA, the spread of MRSA in homosexual po; Each ...
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Overview


The Perspectives on Diseases and Disorders series provides clear, careful explanations that offer readers insight into what these conditions are, what causes them, how people live with them, and the latest information about treatment and prevention.; This volume includes an overview of MRSA, including diagnosis, prevention, and current research; a look at controversies surrounding MRSA, including whether or not factory farming has contributed to an increase in MRSA, the spread of MRSA in homosexual po; Each volume in this timely series provides essential information on a disease or disorder (including symptoms, causes, treatments and cures); presents the controversies surrounding causes, alternative treatments, and other issues; and offers first-person
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780737757798
  • Publisher: Gale Group
  • Publication date: 7/20/2012
  • Series: Perspectives on Diseases and Disorders Series
  • Format: Library Binding
  • Pages: 144
  • Age range: 15 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.50 (d)

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Table of Contents

Foreword 8

Introduction 10

Chapter 1 Understanding MRSA

1 MRSA: An Overview Brian Hoyle 16

2 The Rise of Antibiotic-Resistant Infections Mary Quirk 24

3 MRSA Infections Are Increasing Among Teenagers Denise Rinaldo 30

4 The Search for a MRSA Vaccine: University of Chicago Medical Center 36

Chapter 2 Controversies Concerning MRSA

1 Overuse of Antibiotics on Factory Farms Has Allowed MRSA to Enter the Food Supply Ian Lordon 43

2 The Presence of MRSA in Farm Animals Is Not Proven to Cause MRSA Infections in Humans Cliff Gauldin 53

3 Scientists Need to Investigate the Potential MRSA Threat from Bedbugs: US Senate Office of Sherrod Brown 59

4 There Is No Evidence That Bedbugs Can Transmit MRSA Marissa Cevallos 64

5 MRSA Spreads Quickly Through Homosexual Activity Matthew Cullinan Hoffman 68

6 Homosexual Activity Is Not a Primary Cause of the Spread of MRSA Tim Murphy 72

7 Hospitals Should Screen Patients for MRSA Meg Haskell 78

8 Hospital Screening Does Not Reduce MRSA Infections Dennis O'Brien 84

9 Hand Sanitizers Are Not Proven to Prevent MRSA Infections: US Food and Drug Administration 89

Chapter 3 Personal Experiences with MRSA

1 Facing Leg Amputation Because of MRSA Judith Izenstain 95

2 A Skin Boil Turns into Flesh-Eating Disease Andrew Chant 98

3 A Woman Recounts Her Husband's MRSA Scare Christina Jones 103

Glossary 110

Chronology 112

Organizations to Contact 114

For Further Reading 118

Index 122

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