Living in the skin of each person bacteria become resistant to antibiotics. With such a warning made by scientists.
On the skin of every person to live a variety of bacteria that are not dangerous for our health, and sometimes beneficial. But a new study has shown that these bacteria begin to mutate in order to get protection against drugs. If they enter the bloodstream, which can occur after any injury or surgery, the human body appears the infection is resistant to antibiotics. We are talking about bacteria, the strength is comparable Staphylococcus aureus, which affects patients in hospitals. Antibiotic-resistant hospital infections every year take more and more lives.
The most common bacteria we have living on the skin is Staphylococcus epidermidis. Typically, this bacteria is completely harmless, but only as long as it is on the skin and does not penetrate into the body through any cuts or injuries, or surgical operations. Researchers even call this bacterium is a deadly pathogen that threatens the most vulnerable people with a weakened immune system. Scientists from the University of Bath in the UK failed to identify the more deadly form of the bacteria, living on the skin of people infected after surgery.
Researchers believe that before carrying out these operations, the doctors will be useful to find out what strain of Staphylococcus epidermidis on the skin of the patient. If we are talking about more dangerous bacteria, such patients require special care and the most careful precautions. (READ MORE)