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MRSA (Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus)

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
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