I recently read a story of a woman name Veronica Carter. Ms. Carter went to get her hair braided, and it kind of put her in the hospital.
According to the story, she contracted MRSA, Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. A bacterial infection that is highly resistant to some antibiotics.
MRSA is a strain of Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus) bacteria. S. aureus is a common type of bacteria that normally live on the skin and sometimes in the nasal passages of healthy people. MRSA refers to S. aureus strains that do not respond to some of the antibiotics used to treat staph infections.
The bacteria can cause infection when they enter the body through a cut, sore, catheter, or breathing tube. The infection can be minor and local (for example, a pimple), or more serious (involving the heart, lung, blood, or bone).
Serious staph infections are more common in people with weak immune systems. This includes patients in hospitals and long-term care facilities and those receiving kidney dialysis.
Source: Google Health