The HSE is warning doctors to be on the lookout for the MSSA superbug in Irish hospitals
The HSE has warned doctors to increase monitoring of the MSSA superbug.
A recent report from the HSE has alerted the public to the rise of a superbug called MSSA that poses a threat to patients in Irish hospitals.
However it is not all bad news. Well-known superbug MRSA is on the decline throughout the country, and MSSA is far easier to treat than its evil twin.
Nevertheless, it is important for doctors and patients to remain vigilant as, if left untreated, MSSA can cause other complications such as cellulitis, food poisoning and impetigo.
So if you're ever looking through a microscope and see something like this? Call a doctor: