What is MRSA (mersa) ? It is a very drug resistant strain of the bacteria staphylococcus aureus. Discover answers to your MRSA questions here.
MRSA bacteria is found on the skin of 1-10% of people. Ordinary staph is on the skin of up to 35% of people.
- It is not a virus - these will die if they can’t get inside you.
- Bacteria may live quietly on your skin until they find a cut, wound or graze to infect.
- MRSA is a bacteria which is often found on the skin
- MRSA is thought to be found on the skin of 1-2% of people in most communities but it can be much higher.
- Both MRSA and staph can cause infections on your skin or in wounds but MRSA is harder to treat as there less drugs that are able to combat it.
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Chronic MRSA & MRSA reinfection
MRSA colonization - infected but not sick?
Are you an MRSA carrier?
MRSA Sex - The Facts
MRSA precautions you can take
MRSA Treatment- Short Guide
MRSA - The official USA guidelines
Can you die from MRSA?
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MRSA Virus or MRSA Bacteria?
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