Microbial and Bacteria Investigations
- MRSA - in high human use areas (hospitals, locker rooms).
- Endotoxin - from bacterial metabolism after water impact.
- Mycotoxins - from fungal amplification after water impact.
- Fungal DNA analysis - for identification of genus and species of 36 molds.
- Airborne and Surface Bacteria - for flood assessment and post-cleanup and re-occupancy.
- Sewage Screen and Fecal Coliforms - from sewage back-ups and floods.
- Post-Mortem Bacterial - occupancy following the death of a human or animal.
- Histoplasma capsulatum (avian pathogen) and other pathogenic organisms.
MRSA is a resistant variation of the common bacterium Staphylococcus aureus. It has evolved an ability to survive treatment with beta-lactamase resistant beta-lactam antibiotics, including methicillin, dicloxacillin, nafcillin, and oxacillin. MRSA is especially troublesome in hospital-associated (nosocomial) infections. In hospitals, patients with open wounds, invasive devices, and weakened immune systems are at greater risk for infection than the general public. Hospital staff who do not follow proper sanitary procedures may transfer bacteria from patient to patient.
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