I have MRSA – to be specific I have HA-MRSA. MRSA is a superbug – its full is name methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus bacteria – the HA denotes I contracted it in hospital - if I had contracted it outside of hospital it would be denoted CA-MRSA – community acquired MRSA.
Superbugs are a group of microorganisms that are resistant to at least one or more commonly used antibiotics. The commonly accepted list of superbugs is as follows:
MRSA – (Staphylococcus aureus strains resistant to multiple antibiotics) , VRE (Enterococcus species resistant to vancomycin), PRSP (Streptococcus pneumoniae strains resistant to penicillin), ESBLs (Escherichia coli and other Gram-negative bacteria resistant to antibiotics such as cephalosporins and monobactams) and multiple drug-resistant Clostridium difficile.