Just about every illness has a mortality rate, but not everyone who becomes ill, dies. This is true of MRSA (methicillin resistant staphylococcus aureus bacteria) also.
You can die from it , but with early treatment the risk is drastically reduced.
Deaths from MRSA have out numbered the number of deaths from AIDS, but most of the deaths are people who had other risk factors, like previous health issues, and people who didn’t get early treatment.
Due to the seriousness of an untreated MRSA infection, self-treatment should be monitored by a health care professional and steps should be taken to prevent the spread of the bacteria until the this infection is gone.
MRSA Mortality Rates
The death rate from MRSA varies between 20%-50%. These are some of the death rates, which are also known as mortality rates, for it:
- Patients in ICU that contract it have about a 50% higher mortality rate
- Mild MRSA sepsis is about 15%
- Serious sepsis or septic shock is about 50%
- There are more deaths from it than from AIDS
- Mortality rates are lower for Community Acquired (CA) than for Hospital Acquired (HA)
Early diagnosis and management (Will I Get Better If I Have MRSA?) of other health problems and issues will reduce the risk of death from MRSA.
With the testing for colonization, infections from this type of bacteria have been reduced in healthcare facilities and other high population facilities.
Awareness Is Prevention!
As more people become aware of prevention, the number of community acquired MRSA infections is expected to drop.