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MRSA infection

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Introduction
MRSA (meticillin-resistant staphylococcus aureusis) a type of bacterial infection that is resistant to a number of widely used antibiotics.
Symptoms of MRSA infection
Symptoms of an MRSA infection depend on what part of the body is infected. Many people carry MRSA bacteria inside their nose but will never experience any symptoms.
Causes of MRSA infection
MRSA is caused by strains of bacteria that have developed resistance to a number of widely used antibiotics.
Treating MRSA infection
If you are diagnosed with an MRSA infection, your recommended treatment plan will depend on several factors, such as the type of infection you have.
Preventing MRSA infection
If you're a patient, visitor or member of staff in a hospital, taking simple hygiene measures can help stop MRSA infection.
Screening: MRSA frequently asked questions
FAQs on screening for MRSA
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