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MRSA (Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus)

Prevent Infections When You Get Medical Care

Get tips on protecting yourself from infections when you get medical care.

Review Date: January 31, 2013

National Health Information Center - NHIC
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

About MRSA Skin Infections: Frequently Asked Questions

Learn how to recognize and prevent methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), a potentially dangerous type of staph bacteria that is resistant to certain antibiotics and may cause skin and other infections.

Review Date: December 31, 2012

National Center for Preparedness, Detection, and Control of Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

FAQ's About MRSA- (PDF)

People who have MRSA germs on their skin or who are infected with MRSA may be able to spread the germ to other people. What are some of the things that hospitals are doing to prevent MRSA infections? Read on to find out what you can do to prevent the spread of infection.

Review Date: March 26, 2012

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - CDC
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Patient Safety: Ten Things You Can Do to Be a Safe Patient

You go to the hospital to get well, right? Of course, but did you know that patients can get infections in the hospital while they are being treated for something else? Here are ten things you can do to be a safe patient.

Review Date: October 17, 2012

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - CDC
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Personal and Home Hygiene

Personal hygiene and household cleanliness practices are important methods to reduce the risk of spreading infectious disease. Find fact sheets on many related topics including: creating a healthy household, antibacterials in household products, and how to fight colds.

Review Date: January 23, 2013

Alliance for the Prudent Use of Antibiotics

Personal Prevention of MRSA Skin Infections

Learn how to protect yourself from MRSA skin infections through good hygiene. If you have MRSA, read these tips on how you can prevent spreading MRSA skin infections to others.

Review Date: January 15, 2013

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - CDC
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Staph Infections: For Parents

Learn how staph infections spread, are treated, and steps you can take to prevent your child from becoiming infected.

Review Date: December 31, 2012

The Nemours Foundation

Staphylococcal (Staph) Skin Infections

When the skin is punctured or broken for any reason, staph bacteria can enter the wound and cause an infection. Learn how to protect yourself against getting staph (and other) infections — including MRSA.

Review Date: October 03, 2012

The Nemours Foundation