There are several ways that mercer infection can be transmitted. Knowing what mercer is will be the first step to battling this deadly staph infection. Mercer infection is the same thing as MRSA (Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus). Mercer infection (MRSA) is an antibiotic resistant infection that can lead to serious long term side effects, so educating yourself is extremely important.
Two Most Common Ways of Mercer Transmission
Mercer infection is transmitted several ways, but the two most common methods of MRSA transmission are physical contact with an infected individual and physical contact with surfaces infected by the person carrying MRSA (mercer). These are simple objects that many people do not even think about touching, like door knobs, sinks, floors, towels and so forth. Even your everyday shopping cart or ATM machine can carry the infection. Those with pneumonia due to MRSA can actually spread the infection through droplets becoming airborne.
With that being said, most people who have normal, healthy skin won’t develop mercer infection. If there is a cut, scrape or any skin imperfection at the site of contact the chances are high that MRSA will develop after exposure.
People at High Risk for Mercer Infection
Anyone who has skin abrasions are at a higher risk for MRSA than those with otherwise healthy skin. This is why those who are athletic may get mercer infections more than others. Anyone who has recently undergone a surgical procedure is also at risk. Those suffering from HIV, cancer and diabetes are high risk individuals as well. Health care professionals are at a very high risk of mercer infection due to the exposure levels they face.
What if Mercer Infection Occurs?
When mercer infection is diagnosed an intensive treatment regimen must be implemented right away. Knowing the symptoms of mercer infection is your most powerful tool for a cure without long lasting ill side effects or damages to the body. Remember, this infection is resistant to most antibiotics, so early treatment is mandatory.
Mercer Infection Symptoms
Mercer infection symptoms may present themselves as a common staph infection. With the onset of MRSA most people will notice pimple like blemishes or spider bite like bumps. There reddish blemishes will be small and may turn into an abscess. If they do abscess then draining by a medical professional will be required. Never attempt to drain it yourself, as it is a highly infectious condition that could become much worse. The spread of mercer can be quite deadly. Make sure that you ask your physician to check for mercer infection with the onset of any staph like infection, and do not “wait to see” or assume that you were checked for it.
More About MRSA Transmission
As we have discussed, if you come into contact with an object that has been contaminated, an infected person or come into direct contact with an infected person in the contagious stage then you are at risk. Almost 10% of hospital patients and 3% of the population are carriers of mercer infection. It could take 10 days to 2 weeks for symptoms to develop after becoming infected.
Note: MRSA or mercer is actually categorized according to where the infection originated.
Colonization, Direct Contact, and the Role in the Transmission of MRSA
It is common sense to know not to touch a MRSA infected wound. If you do this then the moment you touch an open wound that you may have then you are infected as well.
Colonization is not as clear cut as direct contact infection. This related to being infected by an individual who has no symptoms or signs of mercer. Anyone could be carrying MRSA and not even know it. These people can spread the bacteria just as one who is infected obviously.
How can a Person Become Colonized with MRSA?
- Touching an infected persons skin
- Breathing in the droplets expelled by an infected individual
- Surfaced contaminated with MRSA
Note: Once an individual has become colonized with mercer they can carry the bacteria anywhere from a few days to several years! This makes them highly susceptible to being able to spread the infection to not only themselves but also to others!
Remember, symptoms are not immediate. A trip to the hospital to see a loved one and something as simple as an elevator ride to their floor is all it takes to become a carrier, so be sure that you are taking the proper precautions in high risk situations. Mercer is serious and can even be deadly.