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What is the definition or description of: influenza on rt PCR test?

What is the definition or description of: influenza on rt PCR test?

Definition: It is an amplification technique where even small amounts of viral RNA can be detected. This test is primarily for remote community practices and non-nasopharyngeal specimens, as it is performed 1x/day. ...Read more

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Polymerase Chain Reaction (Definition)

Polymerase chain reaction is a method of finding a specific piece of dna and copying it over and over again until there is enough to study. The technique allows a scientist to detect very small amounts of dna in a swab sample then reproduce enough of it to study it. It is very sensisitive for detecting the presence of certain bacteria and is also used in doing other ...Read more


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How long does MRSA last?

How long does MRSA last?

Depends: With treatment it should clear up in ten days in a immunocompetent patient. If patient has deep seated infections such as endocarditis, ventilator associated pneumonia or bacteremia, or in a immunocompromised person, it may take weeks before it clears out. ...Read more

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Where do people get mrsa?

Where do people get mrsa?

Family, close contac: It is spread by direct physical contact with those infected or carrying it, or from their items of close contacr- towels, clothes, bedclothes, dishes, etc. It can also live on surfaces they have been in contact with, so people can get MRSA in hospitals, nursing homes, prisons, athletic facilities. ...Read more

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How can I help my kid with mrsa?

How can I help my kid with mrsa?

Identify the source: Nasal carriage? Sibling? Fomite? What would happen in the case of recurrent MRSA - it may not easliy resolve so treatment must be aggressive eg, I&D (with c&s), start septra, (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) Mupirocin the nostrils and use hexachloraphene wash, locally. ...Read more

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Do you think you can fly with mrsa?

Sure: You can fly with any non-quarantine-mandated infection, including mrsa. You have to assess with your doctor how sick you are with it - i.e., are you septic or have other serious medical conditions. ...Read more

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What can I do to stop getting mrsa?

Decolonization: Close contact with some one infected with mrsa, over growding, poor hygiene, exposure to MRSA from hospitals can all be risk factor for being infected with the this bacteria. However most people who have recurrent MRSA infection is because they are colonized with the bacteria, usually in their nostrils, thus decolonization of nostrils ( bactroban (mupirocin) ointment) , good hygiene, hand sanitizing may help. ...Read more

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Can mrsa be transmitted through sex?

Can mrsa be transmitted through sex?

Yes but no matter: MRSA is carried on the skin and is in the dust in homes where infected people live. Any skin-to-skin infection can be transmitted by close contact including sex. In other words, just sharing a house or bed with someone with MRSA is enough. Sex itself usually isn't the issue. ...Read more

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Can you tell me anything about mrsa?

Methicilin Resistant: A MRSA infection is an infection caused by staph aureus bacteria that is resistant to an antibiotic called methicillin. (methicilin resistant staph aureus). ...Read more

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How long will MRSA stay in the body?

Depends: Mrsa can stay in the nose, arm pit and groin etc for years or as long you live, without causing any illeffects. ...Read more

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If I had Mrsa once can I get it again?

MRSA Infection: Yes. You can get an infection again. MRSA and many other bacteria live on our body routine. Our immune system protects us generally but additional infections in the future can occur. ...Read more

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Once you get mrsa, do you have it forever ?

Once you get mrsa, do you have it forever ?

MRSA: Most people who have infection with this organism are nasopharygeal and skin carriers. This carriage state can be eliminated in some with a regimen of Mupirocin in the nares and Chlorhexidine soaps during bathing for a month. ...Read more

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Where can I find rates of MRSA in our community?

Ask dept. of health: Community MRSA rates may be hard to get, but hospital rates should be available through the infection control office. ...Read more

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How long should a child be isolated if he has mrsa?

How long should a child be isolated if he has mrsa?

Unnecessary: Kids found to have MRSA infection require no isolation.You can prevent spread by covering the wound and thus eliminating random contamination of the environment. Once the kid is under treatment and people around him/her practice normal handwashing there is no particular risk.MRSA is likely to be found in any home or public setting as a random contaminant.It is not rare or as bad as most believe. ...Read more

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How do you think MRSA came to be? When did MRSA start?

MRSA: The resistant forms first appeared in the 1960s in healthcare settings, and are called healthcare-associated MRSA (ha-mrsa). Then, around 1990, a new strain of the bacteria, community-associated MRSA (or ca-mrsa), began to affect even healthy people. It is this last type that has been receiving the most attention recently, though healthcare organizations have been aggressively fighting the disease. ...Read more

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How many tests do you have 2 have before MRSA is confirmed?

ONE: One culture will show if it is mrsa. If it is not and one keeps having infections then each infection may be tested. ...Read more

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Pcr (Definition)

Polymerase chain reaction is used in molecular biology to amplify copies of dna. It is used in dna cloning for sequencing, functional analysis of genes, identification of genetic finger prints, diagnosis of hereditary ...Read more