I’ve written before about the danger of MRSA to us all. It’s a bacteria, is highly contagious, potentially deadly, and you are probably carrying it on your skin right now ! But your immune system is healthy, so your body can resist it. An elderly body, or any body with a weakened immune system, or anyone with the slightest skin abrasion, is at risk of acquiring the mal-affects of MRSA. While antibiotics can help manage it, MRSA will always be present, and its toll on the body can be devastating.
I wrote a little essay last year called A Moron’s Guide to MRSA. In it, I tried to be light-handed and informative at the same time. Yesterday, there was a segment in the NPR program, Here & Now, in which MRSA research is discussed quite seriously. It’s worth a few minutes of your time.