The Oprah Winfrey MRSA Awareness Show
In 2009 Nile’s Project consulted with the producers of the Oprah Winfrey Show. Millions of viewers learned about the Epidemic of MRSA around the world. This show appeared more 4 times.
Most people have never heard of this deadly germ, but Dr. Oz says medical experts have been worried about it for years.
Methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus—MRSA for short—is a rapidly spreading strain of deadly bacteria that's become resistant to commonly prescribed antibiotics. This superbug affects millions of people, and according to the Centers for Disease Control, kills 19,000 Americans each year, which is higher than the death toll for AIDS.
Nile’s Project consulted with Oprah’s Producers in the background research of this show that educations millions of viewers around the world about the Preventable Epidemic of MRSA.
For many, like Oprah it was the first time they had been educated and been made aware of the very real harm that comes from within a hospital.
Symptoms include warm and tender skin, sores, boils, draining puss, redness, swelling and high fever. "If left untreated, it can destroy muscle tissue and lead to life-threatening infections in bones and vital organs," Dr. Oz says.
Deadly Superbug and Flesh-Eating Bacteria