National Institutes of Health
- The primary NIH organization for research on MRSA is the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
MRSA stands for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. It causes a staph infection (pronounced "staff infection") that is resistant to several common antibiotics. There are two types of infection. Hospital-associated MRSA happens to people in healthcare settings. Community-associated MRSA happens to people who have close skin-to-skin contact with others, such as athletes involved in football and wrestling.
Infection control is key to stopping MRSA in hospitals. To prevent community-associated MRSA
If a wound appears to be infected, see a health care provider. Treatments may include draining the infection and antibiotics.
NIH: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
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