MRSA (Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus)
This six-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 those who are at higher risk. 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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