MRSA Reporting

MRSA Bacteraemia rates for Regional Programs

 

Oct/Nov/Dec
2018

Jan/Feb/Mar
2019

Apr/May/June
2019

July/Aug/Sept
2019

 # of new cases

 

 



 MRSA Bacteraemia Rate

 

 



 

 

Oct/Nov/Dec
2017

Jan/Feb/Mar
2018

Apr/May/June
2018

July/Aug/Sept
2018

 # of new cases

0

0

0 0

 MRSA Bacteraemia Rate

0

0

0 0

 

 

MRSA Bacteraemia rates for Provincial Forensic Programs

 

Oct/Nov/Dec
2018

Jan/Feb/Mar
2019

Apr/May/June
2019

July/Aug/Sept
2019

 # of new cases

 

 



 MRSA Bacteraemia Rate

 

 



 

 

Oct/Nov/Dec
2017

Jan/Feb/Mar
2018

Apr/May/June
2018

July/Aug/Sept
2018

 # of new cases

0

0

0 0

 MRSA Bacteraemia Rate

0

0

0 0

 

What are hospital acquired infections?

Sometimes when patients are admitted to a hospital, they get infections. These are called hospital acquired infections. In the case of MRSA, this may mean that symptoms began 72 hours after admission to the hospital or the infection was present at the time of admission, but was related to a previous admission to the same hospital within the last four weeks.

What is MRSA?

MRSA is a type of bacteria, staphylococcus aureus that is resistant to most antibiotics used to treat it. Staphylococcus aureus is a bacteria or germ that can be found normally on the skin or in the nose of 20 to 30 per cent of the population.

What are the symptoms of MRSA?

There are no specific symptoms of MRSA because it can be normal nose or skin bacteria. MRSA can cause infection when it gets through the skin or into other body sites. Impetigo and boils are some of the skin conditions caused by MRSA. Possible infections could be in blood, lungs, wound or urinary tract and bladder. Signs and symptoms vary with the infection site and could include fever, chills, coughing from bronchitis or pneumonia, wounds not healing or increased redness and drainage or burning and frequent of urination.

How do you get MRSA?

MRSA is mainly a hospital acquired infection. Patients who are in hospitals, dialysis units or nursing homes are more likely to be exposed to MRSA. MRSA is one of the common outbreaks found in hospitals and long-term care facilities. Recently a new community acquired type of MRSA bacteria has been found outside hospitals that causes skin infections in healthy people.

How is MRSA treated?

Since MRSA is resistant to many antibiotics, it can be difficult to treat. However, some antibiotics can successfully cure MRSA infections. It is important to take all of the doses of your antibiotic even if the infection is getting better.