MRSA (Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus)
This four-page handout educates people about methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, or MRSA, which is a type of staph infection that is resistant to many common antibiotics. It provides background information about Staphylococcus aureus, or staph, and explains how it can cause an infection on the skin and can get into a surgical site. It discusses how MRSA is spread, and lists conditions or behaviors that can put a person at higher risk of staph infection. The document discusses MRSA testing and its treatment with certain antibiotics, and identifies ways to prevent the spread of MRSA and other bacteria. It identifies those symptoms for which a doctor should be called immediately.
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