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Infection is the most common complication of burns and is the major cause of death in burn victims. Methicillin resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) has become a frequent cause of hospital acquired infection (nosocomial infection). Burn patients specially second and third degree burns are more susceptible to infection due to the disruption of the skin which is the first line of defence against infection.

Researchers found that bedbugs can harbor MRSA and maybe it can spread the bacteria (see the link). According to the Entomology Department at Purdue University, bedbugs cause many diseases and at least 27 agents of human disease have been found in bedbugs, including viruses, bacteria, protozoa, and parasitic worms.

You shold contact your doctor immediatly when you observe any of the signs and/or symptoms of infection which may include: