Team researchers from the University of Bath (UK), led by Professor Sam Shepard, warned of the danger of a potentially deadly bacterium that is so rich in the skin of every human being in the world.
In their study, the team identified a group of 61 genes that allow these bacteria called Staphylococcus epidermidis – normally harmless – to cause life-threatening diseases according to rt, according to the Science Daily portal. According to researchers, these genes cause the bacteria to develop into the bloodstream, hamper the immune response of the body and make the surface of the cell sticky, so that these bacteria can form a biofilm there and thus be antibiotic-resistant. a new European project analyzes the sensitivity of multiresistant bacteria in H. Ramon and Chadzal)
It is said to be a close relative of the MRSA (methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus), which can cause serious illnesses such as sepsis or pneumonia. Researchers warn that Staphylococcus epidermidis is the main cause of life-threatening infections after surgery, but is often overlooked by doctors because of its abundance.
According to Sam Shepard, the bacteria "has always been ignored clinically because it was often regarded as a contaminant in laboratory samples or simply accepted as a known risk of surgery." However, he added that because of their abundance, these bacteria "can develop very rapidly by exchanging genes with each other". (They find dangerous bacteria on the International Space Station that could be a threat)
"If we do nothing to control this, there is a risk that these disease-causing genes will spread more widely, which means that postoperative antibiotic-resistant infections – could become even more common," he concluded.