Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA)

Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA)

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Front cover of Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA).

Summary:
MRSA or Methicillin resistant staphylococcus aureus are strains of staphylococcus aureus bacteria that became difficult to treat with commonly used antibiotics (penicillin, methicillin, oxacilin, cloxacilin and other antibiotics). These resistant strains have been more often associated with health care settings, affecting people with chronic illnesses or those with weakened immune system.

Audience:
General Public

Type:
Fact Sheet

Updated:
December 2008