What is MRSA?
Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is a kind of staph infection that may be more difficult to treat, but is otherwise the same as a “staph infection.” It does not respond to routine treatment with some commonly used antibiotics, although other antibiotics are effective. Mild infections may look like a pimple or boil and can be red, swollen, painful, or have pus or other drainage.How can you get MRSA?Staph is passed from person to person through direct contact with skin or with contaminated items. The bacteria may live in people’s noses and on their skin and most of the time they don’t cause any problem. Staph can enter the body through breaks in the skin and sometimes cause infection. The main ways to prevent staph infection are to wash your hands and care for wounds properly.
Last Modified on June 20, 2010