Annotated Bibliography

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Ayliffe, G.A.J. “Recommendations for the control of Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA).” WHO, N.d. PDF. 16 sept 2014.

                This article is about MRSA and in detail what the virus is, does and causes. The article includes information on the prevention, creation and spread of MRSA. The article explains how to control an outbreak of MRSA which includes the symptoms and strains of MRSA. There is no exact date on when it was created but the World Health Organization (WHO) is the creators of the article. It is a reliable source because the WHO is the directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations. It is responsible for providing leadership on global health matters, shaping the health research agenda, setting norms and standards, articulating evidence-based policy options, providing technical support to countries and monitoring and assessing health trends. The Article includes a considerable amount of statistics and background information on the prevention and identification of MRSA.

Eisler, Peter. “ A USA TODAY investigation shows MRSA bacteria, once confined to hospitals, are emerging in communities to strike an increasing number of children, as well as schools, prisons, even NFL locker rooms.” USA Today. N.p. 16 December 2013. Web. 16 September 2014.

                This article is about the MRSA bacteria and how it is being confirmed in hospitals, schools and prisons. The article includes background information on MRSA and several statistics on fatality rate and treatment. It was created by Peter Eisler in 2013. There are several videos and pictures that include more data on MRSA. The videos provide information relating to MRSA and there are multiple videos to choose from. This is a very vivid article with lots of information relating to MRSA.

Fahy, Joe. “MRSA infection deadly in Pa.” Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. PPG. 25 Aug 2006. Web. 17 Sept 2014.

                This article is about MRSA and the effects it has on the citizens of PA. The article includes information on the peoples reaction to MRSA and the cause of the outbreak. This article was created by Joe Fahy in 2006. The article is somewhat outdated but it includes multiple statistics and quotes on MRSA from both medical personnel and citizens. There are no pictures but there are multiple quotes on MRSA which include both facts and opinions from each person’s perspective.

“General information about MRSA in healthcare settings.” CDC, n.d. Web. 17 sept 2014.

                This article is about prevention of MRSA. The website has multiple sub-links that lead to pages with information on MRSA like background information, prevention of MRSA and bacterial spread and more. The article is based around methods of keeping sanitary and stopping the spread of MRSA through use of specialized clothing in public areas such as hospitals or even at home. The article was written by the CDC staff and was created in 2005. There are many statistics and pictures to assist the information. The website includes key information on prevention and has multiple diagrams and pictures on MRSA which can be used as good primary sources.

Laberge, Monique. "MRSA infections."   The Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine . Ed. Laurie J. Fundukian. 4th ed. Detroit: Gale, 2011.   Science in Context . Web. 12 Sept. 2014.

                This article is about MRSA infections and includes information such as background history, causes and symptoms, diagnosis, treatment methods – multiple, prognosis and prevention. The article was written by Monique Laberge in 2011. The article is brief but includes multiple statistics and has an image. Much of the background information is relevant and this is a relatively recent article which includes ‘current’ information on MRSA and the effects it has on both the U.S and the world.

"Staphylococci and staphylococci infections."   World of Microbiology and Immunology . Ed. Brenda Wilmoth Lerner and K. Lee Lerner. Detroit: Gale, 2007.   Science in Context . Web. 15 Sept. 2014.

                This article is about Staphylococci and staphylococci infections. The article gives background information on the Staphylococci bacteria and what problems it creates. The article includes information on the symptoms of the infection and how to prevent the bacteria from spreading. The article is located in the Gale database, for which this article has no author but was created in 2007. The article includes statistics and information on MRSA. The website includes important statistics such as fatality rate, survival conditions of the bacteria, and infected cases.

“Understanding the MRSA Infection – The basics.” WebMD. n.p.,25 Feb 2005. Web. 17 Sept 2014.

                This article is about prevention of MRSA and the WHO Action towards the MRSA outbreak. The information in this article is created by the WHO and affiliates who have both researched and experimented on MRSA. The article includes statistics and safety precautions for how to protect and prevent MRSA and other Staphylococcus bacterial infections. This article will be very useful because of the information it includes and it is a viable source. Since it was written by the WHO the research included is collected from both the U.K. and the surrounding world.