What is MRSA?

MRSA is a bacteria that is increasingly resistant to treatments like antibiotics. Just as a virus does, it can lead to potentially life-threatening infections. This bacteria spreads quickly among people, with upwards of 5% of the population being asymptomatic carriers of it.

To understand what is MRSA, we can to break down its name, which is Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus. The name you probably know it under is Staph. A Staph infection is caused by Staphylococcus bacteria, which can lead to the following symptoms:

  • Swollen, red, and painful bumps on the skin
  • Fever

If left untreated, they can turn into painful abscesses requiring surgical draining. While the bacteria will typically stay on the surface of the skip, they can also get down deeper into the body. This type of situation can be life-threatening, especially when it reaches bones, joints, the heart, bloodstream, or lungs.

The US Centers for Disease Control estimated in 2005 that there were approximately 94,000 MRSA infections that threatened the lives of patients, with over 19,000 deaths. With around 12 million infections logged for this infection, it is still a widespread threat.

Protect Yourself and Others

Unlike COVID-19, MRSA is a bacteria, yet that does not mean it is not a significant threat. This is especially true given its increasingly becoming antibiotic-resistant. It’s possible that it will soon no longer be possible to treat it using antibiotics. This is why it is vital for you to take preventative measures to protect yourself and others.

Alliance Enviro-Tech can disinfect both residential and commercial spaces thoroughly. Our PATH-AWAY solution can kill MRSA in under five minutes, giving you peace of mind to know your place is a healthier space. Contact us to learn more about how we can help.