3 definitions by loverocn

There are different types of MRSA.
MRSA, HA-MRSA, & CA-MRSA
Symptoms
Staph skin infections, including MRSA, generally start as small red bumps that resemble pimples, boils or spider bites. These can quickly turn into deep, painful abscesses that require surgical draining. Sometimes the bacteria remain confined to the skin. But they can also penetrate into the body, causing potentially life-threatening infections in bones, joints, surgical wounds, the bloodstream, heart valves and lungs.
Definition
MRSA infection is caused by Staphylococcus aureus bacteria — often called "staph." MRSA stands for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. It's a strain of staph that's resistant to the broad-spectrum antibiotics commonly used to treat it. MRSA can be fatal.

Most MRSA infections occur in hospitals or other health care settings, such as nursing homes and dialysis centers. It's known as health care-associated MRSA, or HA-MRSA. Older adults and people with weakened immune systems are at most risk of HA-MRSA.

Update: More recently, another type of MRSA has occurred among otherwise healthy people in the wider community. This form, community-associated MRSA, or CA-MRSA, is responsible for serious skin and soft tissue infections and for a serious form of pneumonia. PA Prison Systems are testing to help elevate the health risk through out the system by detecting & protecting the citizens from this deadly virus during intake.
All examples can be found at The Mayo Clinic Staff Page and by googeling MRSA under google Images for visual clarification of real cases. Of course the only good answer is to be seen by your doctor as quickly as possible and limit all contact in the mean while. Most states offer some type of free health clinics and walk in centers for thoses of us without some type of health insurance. If you get treatment right away you limit your risk of developing internal infections which can lead to a death. If you have something that even remotely looks like this and your not sure then get seen by your doctor as quickly as possible, at the very least you will reduce your stress levels immediatly. dshs.state.tx.us/idcu/health/antibiotic_resistance/mrsa/picpage.asp
by loverocn October 21, 2009
The worst antitrust offenses are cartel violations, price fixing, bid rigging & customer allocation. Price fixing is when 2 plus competing sellers agree on what prices to charge, ex: by agreeing that they will increase prices a certain amount or that they won't sell below a certain price. Bid rigging is when 2 plus firms agree to bid in such a way that a designated firm submits the winning bid, typ for local, state or fed gov contracts.

Customer-allocation agreements involve some arrangement between competitors to split up customers, such as by geographic area, to reduce or eliminate competition. Such price-fixing, bid-rigging & customer-allocation agreements, unlike joint research agreements for ex, provide no plausible offsetting benefits to consumers. These agreements are generally secret, & the participants mislead & defraud customers by continuing to hold themselves out as competitors despite their agreement not to compete.
Price fixing, bid rigging & customer allocation harm consumers & taxpayers by causing them to pay more for products & services & by depriving them of other byproducts of true competition. Nor is there usually any question in the minds of violators that their conduct is unlawful. Such practices raise the price of a product or service by more than 10 %, sometimes much more, & that Amer consumers & taxpayers pour billions of $ each yr into the pockets of cartel members. People who take consumer & taxpayer $ this way are thieves.
Minneapolis Packaged-Ice Company Executives Plead Guilty to Customer Allocation Conspiracy involving the allocating customers
by loverocn October 21, 2009
Set Thee Free Ulready
STFU as we live peacefully in a free country and support all of mankind in our quest for lifes better intelligence.
by loverocn January 17, 2010

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