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[[Image:mrsa_magn_lg.jpg|thumb|300px|right| Image taken from a colorized scanning electron micrograph (SEM) magnified at 20,000X depicting a grouping of methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) bacteria.  Photo credit belongs to Public Health Image Library. [http://phil.cdc.gov/Phil/home.asp/ CDC].]]
 
[[Image:mrsa_magn_lg.jpg|thumb|300px|right| Image taken from a colorized scanning electron micrograph (SEM) magnified at 20,000X depicting a grouping of methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) bacteria.  Photo credit belongs to Public Health Image Library. [http://phil.cdc.gov/Phil/home.asp/ CDC].]]
 
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<br> Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus, or MRSA for short, is a Gram-positive cocci-shaped (spherical) bacterium that measures approximately 1μm in diameter and forms clusters that are popularly described as being grape-like. <ref name=sadef>[https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6148192/#B1 Lakhundi, S., & Zhang, K.  https://doi.org/10.1128/CMR.00020-18 "Methicillin-Resistant <i>Staphylococcus aureus<i>: Molecular Characterization, Evolution, and Epidemiology." 2018. Clinical microbiology reviews, 31(4), e00020-18.]</ref> S. aureus is present on and within the bodies of many individuals asymptomatically, and as a result of this it often remains unnoticed. According to studies around 20% of people are persistent nasal carriers of S. aureus and around 30% are intermittent carriers, with the remaining 50% not carrying the bacterium. <ref name=sadef/> Other than within the nose, S. aureus can be commonly seen present on the skin, skin glands, guts, and a variety of mucous membranes.  <br>
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<br> Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus, or MRSA for short, is a Gram-positive cocci-shaped (spherical) bacterium that measures approximately 1μm in diameter and forms clusters that are popularly described as being grape-like. <ref name=sadef>[https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6148192/#B1 Lakhundi, S., & Zhang, K.  https://doi.org/10.1128/CMR.00020-18 "Methicillin-Resistant <i>Staphylococcus aureus<i>: Molecular Characterization, Evolution, and Epidemiology." 2018. Clinical microbiology reviews, 31(4), e00020-18.]</ref> S. aureus is present on and within the bodies of many individuals asymptomatically, and as a result of this it often remains unnoticed. According to studies around 20% of people are persistent nasal carriers of S. aureus and around 30% are intermittent carriers, with the remaining 50% not carrying the bacterium. <ref name=sadef/> Other than within the nose, S. aureus can be commonly seen present on the skin, skin glands, guts, and a variety of mucous membranes. This presence within the body is referred to as colonization, and it significantly increases the chances of acquiring an infection by providing a reservoir of the pathogen. <ref name=sadef/> In most cases, the previously asymptomatic, commensal S. aureus that colonized the microbiome of individuals is responsible for their infection. <ref name=mrsaresevoir> [https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.5172/conu.13.1.38 Rhonda Griffiths, Ritin Fernandez, Elizabeth Halcomb "Reservoirs of MRSA in the acute hospital setting: A systematic review" 2002. Contemporary Nurse, 13:1, 38-49]   <br>
  
 
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==Section 2==
 
==Section 2==

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What is MRSA?

Image taken from a colorized scanning electron micrograph (SEM) magnified at 20,000X depicting a grouping of methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) bacteria. Photo credit belongs to Public Health Image Library. CDC.


By Amir Johnson

Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus, or MRSA for short, is a Gram-positive cocci-shaped (spherical) bacterium that measures approximately 1μm in diameter and forms clusters that are popularly described as being grape-like. [1] S. aureus is present on and within the bodies of many individuals asymptomatically, and as a result of this it often remains unnoticed. According to studies around 20% of people are persistent nasal carriers of S. aureus and around 30% are intermittent carriers, with the remaining 50% not carrying the bacterium. [1] Other than within the nose, S. aureus can be commonly seen present on the skin, skin glands, guts, and a variety of mucous membranes. This presence within the body is referred to as colonization, and it significantly increases the chances of acquiring an infection by providing a reservoir of the pathogen. [1] In most cases, the previously asymptomatic, commensal S. aureus that colonized the microbiome of individuals is responsible for their infection. Cite error: Closing </ref> missing for <ref> tag ]]

Section 4

Include some current research, with at least one figure showing data.

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