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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

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