Emily Martin

Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus
MRSA symptoms depend on where the MRSA is.

Most often its an infection in the skin.

Will be in the form on a boil or sores.

This can cause more serious infection that can get into the blood or into the lungs and urinary tract.

Most people who get MRSA have been or are in hospitals, nursing homes or dialysis centers.
Most MRSA is hard to treat with normal antibiotics because MRSA is already resistance to them.

Treatment of MRSA frequently involves the use of Vancomycin, often in combination with other antibiotics given by IV.