What is MRSA Infection?
MRSA is a staph bacteria. Bacteria can live outside your body. Viruses will die if they can’t get inside you. Staph can often live quietly on your skin until it finds a cut, wound or graze to infect. MRSA is a highly drug resistant variety of the basic staphylococcus aureus infection.
It is found on the skin of 1% of people – but ordinary staph is on the skin of up to 35% of people. Both MRSA and Staph can cause infections on your skin or in wounds – MRSA is harder to treat as less drugs are available to combat it. MRSA is often caught in hospitals but is becoming common in the community.
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