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I like this!!!
Posted by Rudolf_Mine
Last Reply May 6, 2007 at 01:26
Started May 6, 2007 at 01:26
Great site. So many useful info.
Really perfect!!! I'll bookmark!

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home testing kits
Posted by julie
Last Reply May 4, 2007 at 11:59
Started May 4, 2007 at 11:59
does anyone know if you can buy a home testing kit for mrsa. i want to get my son tested as he was born with it but my doctor is reluctent to help.

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C Diff & MRSA
Posted by Julie
Last Reply May 4, 2007
Started May 3, 2007 at 08:26
3 months ago my mother had a triple heart bypass.
Five weeks ago she was admitted to hospital after suffering severe stomach pains complete with v & d.
The consultant told my father that my mother had gastrointeritis. He asked what about this C-Diff and was then told this is what she has its the same thing.
This was treated with anti-biotics for a few days and she was sent home. Two weeks ago the hospital that did the thb said she no longer needed to attend there anymore. Even though she had told them she was getting severe pain in one of the wounds at the top of her leg it was swollen and red.
They said it was probably just fluid and maybe she would need to be seen by someone in six months just see how it goes. Anyway last week this wound started to weep badly causing even more pain. And she was again admitted to hospital. One week on she is stuck in there again.
And was supposed to be transferred to the hospital that did the thb. We were told it was just an infection and this... read more

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Mrsa - Maggot Cure
Posted by Alye
Last Reply May 3, 2007 at 20:58
Started May 3, 2007 at 11:26
Found this on the BBC News Site:-

Maggot cure for 'unbeatable' bug

Maggots can clean up infections

Maggots may be the answer to antibiotic-resistant infections, say doctors.
They have found that maggots have been able to clear up methcillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) - the bug which has defeated most other drugs and has become a major problem in many of the country's hospitals.

Researchers at the Princess of Wales Hospital in Bridgend, Wales, say they have found that swabs of MRSA-infected wounds which have been treated with maggots have come back negative.

It is not fully understood how the maggots work.

But there are three main theories - they either produce anti-bacterial agents, suck up bacteria or change the acidity of an infection.

Maggot history

Maggots were widely used for medicinal peurposes at the beginning of the century.

But with the advent of antibiotics in the 1940s, their use died out.

Now, the rise of antibiotic-r... read more

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1st all clear!!!
Posted by alye
Last Reply May 1, 2007 at 20:19
Started May 1, 2007 at 11:00
I know there is a long way to go.........but have just had my first all clear from MRSA!!!! Feel like a million dollars!!!

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Posted by Ashley
Last Reply May 1, 2007 at 20:00
Started May 1, 2007 at 19:19
I was wondering if anyone could help me with some questions?
I have been gotting boils on my face mostly but I also get them on my buttocks, my chest and in the creases of my legs and I also believe that I have had them under my arm pits I have been doing this for 9 years and now I am constantly sick with a seaver sore throat and my eyes get infected they get very red and swelled up. I went to the ER resently with seaver lower stomache pain and I was told that I have a seaverly infected cist on one of my overies and I was wondering if I have MRSA Iam so tired all of the time and so sick I just want to know????

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MRSA & CDiff
Posted by Lyn & Su
Last Reply May 1, 2007 at 19:48
Started April 4, 2007 at 20:21
On 17th November, 2006 our mother died in Epsom General Hospital after having a back operation following a fall. She died from MRSA in which the consultant who operated admitted that she contracted it in the operating theatre the second person in a week!
On 17th March, 2007 exactly 4 months later our father died in Royal Surrey County Hospital in Guildford after contracting CDiff of which at the time we were not informed. We only found out from the Registrar when registering his death.
As you can imagine we as a family are devasted losing both our parents in such a short space of time, and especially when these deaths have been caused by lack of care and cleanliness in our hospitals.
Is there anyone who can tell us if we can do anything about this, possible suing for negligence.

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Killer on the Wards
Posted by Maria
Last Reply May 1, 2007 at 15:57
Started February 10, 2007 at 16:22
Sir Trevor McDonald searches for answers to your questions about hospital superbugs. His investigation takes him to a leading Dutch clinic to find out why the NHS is losing the battle against deadly infections which Europeans have stamped out.

Watch the ITV1 show on Monday, February 19 at 8pm.

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problem with enter to site
Posted by bloggerdad
Last Reply May 1, 2007 at 10:51
Started May 1, 2007 at 10:51
I have problem with enter to this site via GPRS.
Please, help me.

Best regards.

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mrsa vaccine
Posted by linda mccafferty
Last Reply May 1, 2007 at 01:13
Started April 22, 2007 at 18:59
Dear All , it has been reported in the usa that scientists are developing a vaccine for mrsa .

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Posted by ANNE GILES
Last Reply April 29, 2007 at 22:45
Started July 17, 2004 at 15:57
I have to attend the Phlebotomy Dept. at Mayday Hospital in Croydon once a month for a blood test. The room is tiny and crowded, hot and lacking in ventilation. The patients are usually quite dirty (this is the slummy area of Croydon) and the hospital is riddled with the MRSA bug. The staff tap each patient's skin prior to inserting the needle and go from patient to patient doing the same, without ever washing their hands. In the past alcohol wipes have been used to clean the area where the vein is - now they are no longer used. Should I report it?

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Recovered from MRSA
Posted by Bill H.
Last Reply April 29, 2007 at 09:44
Started April 28, 2007 at 21:08
I'm 48 and I've been hiv+ for 22 years. I've never had any serious health problems until two years ago, when I came down with a painful boil on the back of my neck. It was no bigger than a dime and my doctor put me on antibiotics. It was lanced, tested positive for MRSA, and cleared up after a week.

Two weeks later, I had this awful pain in my left leg with fever and was admitted to the hospital. The MRSA had gotten in my blood stream and settled in my knee.

I had fevers of 105 for nine days and wanted to die. It was truly awful. I started improving and was kept on Vanco for five weeks. A few months later I came down with a bad case of pneumonia, (don't know if it was mrsa). After three months, that finally cleared up with antibiotics, then I was diagnosed with kidney cancer.

I had the bad kidney removed, and fortunately, didn't need chemotherapy.

That was a year ago and I've had no more mrsa or major problems since. I suffer severe fatigue alot of the time, but so do o... read more

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farcical infection control
Posted by gordon downing
Last Reply April 28, 2007 at 13:37
Started April 27, 2007 at 14:13
i work as a cleaner on a hospital ward, at present we have a mrsa positive patient, who is in a barrier room. however while the domestic staff follow strict barrier procedures while cleaning the said room, and indeed the ward in general. the medical staff allow the patient to wander around the ward and mix with other patients as if nothing is wrong, the ward in question is a geriatric ward, so the patients here are vulnerable patients, it kind of macks a mockery of the whole barrier procedeur

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A new way of Reducing Superbugs?
Posted by john Richardson
Last Reply April 27, 2007 at 09:07
Started February 13, 2007 at 20:16
Whilst studying, and qualifying in, Pharmacy some thirty years ago, I well remember my first microbiology lecture when we were told that the most dangerously unhealthy place to be was in hospital. Why ? Because they are constantly maintained at body temperature, which is an ideal environment for viruses and bacteria to thrive and multiply. It seems that this is still the case today.

I also learnt during my studies that lowering room temperatures could dramatically reduce bacterial and viral growth, with resultant drop in spread and infection rates. Again, I assume this still to be the case.

Why then are these principles not being recognised in the battle against MRSA and other potentially lethal bugs that are rife in today's hospitals. I can understand that certain areas such as operating theatres and intensive-care wards may need to be maintained at body temperature, but why, do the rest of the wards, waiting areas and building need to be maintained at such stifling t... read more

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Posted by Jessica
Last Reply April 25, 2007 at 23:21
Started April 13, 2007 at 02:46
i got mrsa about 2 years ago due to using drugs...i was hospitalized about 6 or 7 times because i would stop using just enough to have it gone but would later return...finally i gave my life back to the church and have been clean almost a life was great...i restored my family relationships with my mother and father...about 3 weeks ago my dad started get bumps on his face...i said it looks like mrsa he went to the doctor they said they were cysts. so the gave him antibiotics and they went away slowing i felt bad i knew it was mrsa and i prayed it would just go away and my dad didnt have to go through that...mrsa is awful and painful..he later got a foot infection by jumping on a shovel too hard...the doctors said it was just a really bad bruise and may be sprained...the swelling got worse and puffy and red and i told my dad you have a mrsa infection you need to go to the doctor....doctors said no its not gave him more pain pills and antiotics...finally the pain got so bad a... read more

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Last Reply April 25, 2007 at 10:04
Started February 8, 2007 at 22:50
MRSA Action UK
Registered Charity No. 115672

Notice of First Annual General Meeting to be held at:
Anthony Collins Solicitors
134 Edmund Street
Birmingham B3 2ES

On Saturday 10th March 2007
2.00 pm 5.00 pm

Guest Speakers include Phil Barnes and Daniel Bennett QC to talk about MRSA and Health and Safety Legislation

This meeting is open to the public

MRSA Action UK is the only UK-based charity dedicated to helping people affected by MRSA and other healthcare associated infections. We work with various government agencies and patient groups to lobby for change to eradicate preventable healthcare infections and make the healthcare setting safer.

We are seeking to elect a new Board of Trustees at the Annual General Meeting in March 2007. Working as a team, Trustees will be responsible for setting the strategic direction for the Charity.

MRSA Action UK welcomes nominations from those who can make a positive contribution as regards publicity, fundraising, m... read more

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Mrsa 2nd time
Posted by Janet
Last Reply April 23, 2007 at 17:18
Started April 22, 2007 at 18:05
Hello l have just found this site and l am so glad. l have a indwelling catheter and in Dec tested positive for MRSA and now l have another urine infection and was told last Friday that l have MRSA in my vagina now. l am so worried as l am due to have a supra pubic operation on the 30th and my urologist said he will still go ahead with the op.
Do you think this is ok, l am also a diabetic so far l haven't been given any antibiotics to get rid of this and l have bad cramps in my stomach.

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Posted by teresa kalkas
Last Reply April 23, 2007 at 09:07
Started December 26, 2004 at 23:57
no my husband is dead because of mrsa you can email me at

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MRSA Support Annual General Meeting
Posted by Tony Field
Last Reply April 22, 2007 at 19:04
Started February 19, 2007 at 06:21
MRSA Support Annual General Meeting. Saturday 21st April. 10.30am - 4.00pm.

Formal business for members only 10.30 - 11.30am. Public session from 11.30 onwards. Guest speaker Cathriona Molloy, Leader of Patient Focus. The patient support charity for Ireland.

Members, guests, and the public are welcome but please contact Tony Field or Anne Johnstone for tickets as space is limited. Contact details on website

The venue is The Hub (Community Centre) Vicarage Road, Kings Heath, Birmingham.

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Newly Diagnosed and confused
Posted by Shell
Last Reply April 20, 2007 at 22:47
Started April 16, 2007 at 14:18
I had a boil that in 24 hrs developed into a large abscess, I was running an extremely high tempreture, chills, flu like symptons, I went to my local doctor who sent me to my local hospital, within 4 hrs I was in surgery having it drained under a general anasetic, I was sent home with antibiotics, within a week another boil had appeared then another, all in the same area, then another appeared in a completely different spot, I returned to my local doctor who prescibed more antibiotics, on return to the hospital 2 weeks later for check up the surgeon informed me that I had contracted MRSA gave me a script for another antibiotic and sent me on my way, the paper work says meth-res.S.aureus - profuse ..... I've tried to research it but only seem to be getting more confused ...... I'm a mum of 3 small boys and really need to know as much as I can .... I have so many questions ....Is having this bad ? are my boys safe ? Is my risk of other infections higher now ? anything you can tell me ... read more

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