Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)

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MRSA is bacteria that can cause infections and is easily spread. Read about prevention and treatment for this type of antibiotic resistant infection.

Key points

  • MRSA is a bacteria that is resistant to antibiotics.
  • Signs of MRSA infection include skin problems such as a rash and boils.
  • Steps must be taken to prevent the spread of MSRA.
  • An infection caused by MRSA can be treated with antibiotics.
Last updated: November 17th 2009