Scientists Discover MRSA on Bedbugs

The IAQ Video Network produces a public outreach video to educate families about the dangers of MRSA.
May 12, 2011 - PRLog -- Today it was reported that Canadian scientists have discovered Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) on bedbugs.  The research was conducted after doctors at a hospital noticed an increase in both bedbugs and MRSA infections.  Although the study was small, it raises concerns that the bedbugs which can cause people to scratch bits from the bugs could be introducing the potentially deadly MRSA bacteria into people’s bodies.

MRSA is a type of staph bacteria that is resistant to certain antibiotics called beta-lactams. These antibiotics include methicillin and other more common antibiotics such as oxacillin, penicillin, and amoxicillin.

“MRSA infections appear to be on the rise and the correlation to bedbugs is disturbing news,” reported Paul Cochrane, President of Cochrane and Associates, the company behind the IAQ Video Network.  “Most MRSA infections are skin infections, but more severe and potentially life-threatening MRSA infections are believed to be responsible for thousands of deaths each year in the United States.  News that bedbugs may be spreading the infections is something the public needs to be aware of as a possible threat to their health,” he continued

Earlier this month the IAQ Video Network released a public outreach videos meant to educate the public about these drug resistant bacteria.  

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About Cochrane & Associates, LLC & the IAQ Video Network
Cochrane & Associates is a business development, public relations and marketing consulting firm that specializes in the environmental, HVAC, mold and indoor air quality industries. The company has worked with many of the industries’ leading institutions and companies and continues to be an innovator in the industry. They are also the innovators behind the IAQ Video Network.
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