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MRSA stands for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. It causes a staph infection (pronounced "staff infection") that is resistant to several common antibiotics. There are two types of infection. Hospital-associated MRSA happens to people in healthcare settings. Community-associated MRSA happens to people who have close skin-to-skin contact with others, such as athletes involved in football and wrestling.

Infection control is key to stopping MRSA in hospitals. To prevent community-associated MRSA

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  1. MRSA (National Library of Medicine)  
    MRSA stands for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. It causes a staph infection (pronounced "staff infection") that is resistant to several common antibiotics. There are two types ...
  2. Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus; Hospital-acquired MRSA (HA-MRSA) ... illegal drugs. Had surgery in the past year MRSA infections can also occur in healthy people who ...
  3. Pet Care: MRSA FAQ (American Veterinary Medical Association)  
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  4. Antimicrobial (Drug) Resistance: Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) From the National Institutes of Health (National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases)  
    ... Skip Content Marketing Share this: Main Content Area Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) Scanning electron micrograph (SEM) depicting MRSA bacteria ...
  5. Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) Diagnosis From the National Institutes of Health (National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases)  
    ... Skip Content Marketing Share this: Main Content Area Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) Diagnosis To diagnose S. aureus , a sample is obtained ...
  6. Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) Treatment From the National Institutes of Health (National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases)  
    ... Skip Content Marketing Share this: Main Content Area Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) Treatment Healthcare providers can treat many S. aureus ...
  7. General Information about MRSA in the Community (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)  
    ... aureus (MRSA) Infections Share Compartir General Information About MRSA in the Community MRSA is methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus ... treated? Who is at Risk, and How is MRSA Spread in the Community? Anyone can get MRSA ...
  8. Patients and Loved Ones: Information about MRSA in Healthcare Settings (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)  
    ... Share Compartir Patients and Loved Ones: Information about MRSA in Healthcare Settings Available for download: FAQs about ... hospital? Who is most likely to get an MRSA infection? In the hospital, people who are more ...
  9. Protect Yourself from MRSA (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)  
    ... this? Submit Button CDC Features Protect Yourself from MRSA Share Compartir Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is ... bloodstream infections, surgical site infections, or pneumonia. How MRSA Spreads in Healthcare Settings MRSA is mainly spread ...
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