Study: Cigarette smoke boosts MRSA drug-resistance

August 13, 2019

Cigarette smoke can make MRSA more resistant to antibiotics, according to an article on the Infection Control Today website.

New research from the University of Bath has also shown smoke can make MRSA more invasive and persistent.

The researchers believe the stress cigarette smoke causes the bacteria to have an 'SOS' response, which increases the rate of mutation in microbial DNA.

Previous studies had attributed smokers' increased susceptibility to infection to the damaging effects of smoke on our immune system.

Read the article.

See the latest posts on our homepage


Share

Topic Area: Infection Control


Recent Posts
Recent Posts

Becker's names 100 great hospitals in America for 2020


The hospitals were selected for inclusion based on analysis of ranking and award agencies, including U.S. News & World Report's 2019-20 rankings, CareChex, Healthgrades, CMS star ratings, Leapfrog grades and IBM Watson Health top hospitals

5/29/2020

Focus: Technology

Cybersecurity not just a technology problem


Continual education and reinforcement of staff is key

5/29/2020

Covid-19 Crisis Triage--Optimizing Health Outcomes and Disability Rights


5/29/2020

Datica Fast Tracks VigiLanz COVID Quick Start Implementations – Free for Six Months


5/29/2020

NeoSan Labs Added to US EPA List N for Use Against COVID-19


5/29/2020





Post Comment




FREE
NEWSLETTER

News & Updates • Webcast Alerts • Building Technologies

All fields are required.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.