What is Mercer Infection
Mercer infection is a phrase used when talking about MRSA, which is a drug resistant staph aureus bacteria. It may also be called mercer staph infection. MRSA is found on the skin of 2% of people, but in some locations the percentage may be higher. It can often be treated by incision and drainage of the infected area, but various antibiotics may be suggested, depending on what MRSA strain it is.
It is sometimes called the mercer virus, but MRSA is a bacteria. Viruses require a host, bacteria can survive on surfaces on their own. Find answers to your common MRSA questions in the right hand column
MRSA Symptoms – what are they?
What is MRSA?
Is MRSA infection different from MERSA?
MRSA Test – How is MRSA detected
Is MRSA Infection Contagious?
Can you catch MRSA from skin contact?
How does MRSA spread in the family?
Is MRSA airborne?
More MRSA infection questions below. Use the comments box below for your questions.
How do you catch MRSA
Is MRSA just a hospital infection?
Is there an MRSA incubation period?
Exposure to MRSA – Should I be worried?
What about sex and MRSA?
MRSA Skin – Catching MRSA from skin contact?
Chronic MRSA – I keep getting MRSA?
How do you catch MRSA?