MRSA stands for methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus. This bacteria can cause a spectrum of illness, from simple localized skin infections or abscesses, to deep infections involving bones or heart valves. It can also be found as a colonizer on skin.Obtain additional information through the following links: MRSA CDC, and MRSA SHEA.
This emerging virus has rapidly expanded its territory and impact on humans in recent years. Its importance includes its impact on pregnancy and the fetus. Get up to date information by clicking on the following: ZIKA CDC.
The CDC has a wealth of information for those traveling abroad, including how to prepare, what vaccinations you may need, etc. Here you can find more information: CDC's Travel Advice
The care of HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) has been transformed. This infection has gone from a once untreatable condition, to a condition which can be well controlled with current medications. Learn more about HIV through the following: HIV CDC.
This bacteria is one cause of infectious diarrhea, and those with recent antibiotic use can be at risk. Learn more through the following websites: CDC, and SHEA.
Fecal Microbiota Transplantation for Clostridium Difficile
For those who have difficulty with recurrent Clostridium difficile infection and have relapses despite the use oral antibiotic treatment, fecal microbiota transplantation (FMT), can be option for treatment. Learn more through the American Gastroenterological Association: FMT.
VRE stands for Vancomycin resistant Enterococcus. This bacteria can cause of spectrum of illness, from simple urinary tract infections, to deep infections involving bones or heart valves. It can also be found as a colonizer in the body, without causing any actual infection. Learn more through the following websites: VRE CDC, and VRE SHEA.
Lyme disease is caused by the organism Borrelia burgdorferi. Infection with this organism can lead to a variety of clinical symptoms, from simple rash to infection of the joints or nervous system. More information can be gained through the following websites: IDSA, and CDC