Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)

Good morning.

I am sending out a plea to anyone who may visit here, to ask everyone they know who prays, to say a few extra prayers today.

My sister-in-law's sister has contracted MRSA. She gave birth to a healthy baby girl earlier this week, and now she is fighting for her life.

What is MRSA?

There are many things in this world that can do damage to our bodies. We can break a leg, get a cold, and have allergies as well as other things. However there are a lot of things that can have a very strong negative effect on our bodies, and most of this comes from bacteria, which causes certain diseases. One of the most deadly diseases you can get is the MRSA Virus.
Now you might be asking yourself, what is the MRSA Virus? MRSA stands for Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureu. MRSA is a variation of the common Staphylococcus aureus bacteria, which causes staff infections. It's known as a Superbug, meaning that it has evolved into a bacterium that is immune to anti-biotics. The virus was first discovered in 1961 in the UK, a few years after we started taking the antibiotic Methicillin to treat the S. aureus bacteria as well as other harmful bacteria, this is how it got it's Methicillin resistant name.

Please, say some prayers if you are a faithful person.

They have been through a lot in the past few years, and while their lives have been filled with the joy of a growing family, their two year old has been struggling with the after effects of a difficult birth. It has been a long hard road, so the rejoicing was plentiful when their new baby girl was delivered healthy.

Thank you!
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