MRSA is a type of staph-infection resistant to most antibiotics.
It is affecting more and more healthy people as a new strain emerges in the general community.
Typically it does not get worse than a skin boil, but it can lead to severe problems and even death.
Anne Matthews was thrilled when she delivered a healthy baby boy, but the joy turned to panic after doctors discovered the baby had a staph-infection in his spine.
Doctors saved Cameron with the strongest antibiotic available, but others have not been so lucky.
MRSA infections are becoming increasingly resistant to antibiotics as a new, more potent strain emerges outside the hospital.
Dr. Tom Talbot of Vanderbilt University stated, “It hits healthy people. It actually seems to be much more virulent, and it can produce toxins and actually make people very sick quickly.”
Scientists are working on a vaccine to prevent MRSA.
In the meantime, wash your hands often, do not share towels or other personal items, and look out for signs of infection like redness, swelling, and warmth.