Opioid Crisis Fast Facts – CNN

Opioid Crisis Fast Facts – CNN

Opioids are drugs formulated to replicate the pain-educing properties of opium. Prescription painkillers like morphine, oxycodone and hydrocodone are opioids. Illegal drugs like heroin and illicitly made fentanyl are also opioids. The word “opioid” is...
MRSA Fast Facts – CNN

MRSA Fast Facts – CNN

Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) bacteria are resistant to all beta-lactam antibiotics such as methicillin, penicillin, oxacillin and amoxicillin. A MRSA infection can be fatal. Staphylococcus aureus bacteria are commonly found on the skin and in the...
Tuberculosis (TB) Fast Facts – CNN

Tuberculosis (TB) Fast Facts – CNN

Latent TB infection:– A person infected with latent TB shows no sign of symptoms and may not feel sick.– A skin or blood test will indicate if a person has been infected with the bacteria.– It is not possible to spread the TB bacteria from the...
Meningitis Fast Facts – CNN

Meningitis Fast Facts – CNN

Meningitis is caused by the inflammation of the protective membranes (known as meninges) covering the brain and spinal cord. The inflammation is typically caused by an infection of the fluid surrounding these areas. Bacterial meningitis is contagious and comes in a...