Although the risk of Methicillin-resistant Staphylocaccus aureus nasal carriage has been reported, a lack of consensus on factors underlying its high prevalence has hindered pooled odds ratios or factor analysis. However, some studies suggest that there are similar factors among them. The main differences among them include age, sex, socioeconomic status, use of antibiotics, and recurrent acute otitis media.
The present study used a women’s lacrosse team to collect data on the risk of Methicillin-resistant Staphylocaccus aureus nasal colonization in college athletes. Twenty-six female players were included in the study. They represented 100% of the group. They also did not stay on campus during the summer. The women were assessed for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcal nasal and oral colonization in six sample periods. In all, S aureus nasal colonization was reported in two to three percent of the subjects, with the highest incidences observed during the fall season.
To assess the risk of MRSA nasal colonization, nasal specimens were obtained from patients in a women’s collegiate lacrosse team. The nasal specimens were preserved in transport medium immediately after swabbing. Gram stain, coagulase tests, and b-hemolysis were used to identify the presence of S. aureus. Afterwards, the results were verified by the cefoxitin disk-diffusion method.
This study is the first national survey to examine the risk of MRSA nasal colonization in the general population. Despite the high incidence of infection, the study found that S. aureus nasal carriage is uncommon in the general population. But, concerns about the emergence of MRSA infections has increased the need for surveillance of S. aureus. In addition to epidemiological studies, older epidemiological studies have also reported a connection between S. aureus carriage and subsequent infection. Most commonly, the infection precedes the colonization caused by the same strain.
A cross-sectional study of three hundred and eighty-six patients in the Hashemite University Hospital, Egypt, has found that 76 percent of the samples with MRSA were S. aureus nasal colonization, and eleven percent of the samples with MRSA were negative. The results of the study suggest that MRSA nasal carriage is prevalent in the general population, and this is not a sign of an outbreak.
The study found that the prevalence of Methicillin-resistant S. aureus nasal carriage varied between teams. It increased with the age of the participants, but there were still no reports of a link between the two groups. For example, the higher the prevalence of MRSA, the more likely a patient is to be colonized by the bacterium. The same was true for the methicillin-resistant S aureus.
The onset of MRSA nasal carriage is most common in people who have been colonized with the bacterium before. In fact, a higher prevalence of MRSA is found in people with more frequent infections. A person with MRSA nasal carriage has an increased risk of developing other infections, including MRSA. The risk of subsequent infection increases with time. If the carrier is infected with MRSA, they are at an increased risk of getting the disease.
Methicillin-resistant S. aureus nasal carriage is common in college students, but the rates vary significantly from season to season. It is important to note that the prevalence of MRSA nasal carriage is higher in EMS personnel than the general population. While this could be an occupational hazard, the study does not suggest that it is more widespread than the general population.
One of the reasons for this is the fact that EMS personnel have a higher risk of MRSA nasal carriage than the general population. The risk to patients is thus high, and the disease is a recognized occupational hazard. Moreover, MRSA colonization in EMS workers is also more common than the general population. This is a significant occupational hazard, but one that can be managed through a more effective way.
Methicillin-resistant S. aureus nasal colonization has been linked with an increased risk of methicillin-resistant Staphylococci. The prevalence of MRSA has increased dramatically in the past few years, and if a carrier has nasal MRSA, it will be harder for them to get antibiotics. It is important to remember that the disease can be fatal, but it is usually treatable.