MRSA

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What is MRSA

Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infection is caused by a type of staph bacteria that's become resistant to many of the antibiotics used to treat ordinary staph infections.

Chain of infection

Causative agent- Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus

Susceptible host- Anyone with an open wound, cut, or lesion

Reservoir- Colonization; Infection

Portal of exit- Lesion or sore

Portal of entry- direct portal a sore or break in the skin

How is MRSA spread

Anyone can get MRSA through direct contact with an infected wound or by sharing personal items, such as towels or razors, that have touched infected skin. MRSA infection risk can be increased when a person is in certain activities or places that involve crowding, skin-to-skin contact, and shared equipment or supplies

Prevention and Precautions

In the hospital, people who are infected with MRSA often are placed in contact precautions as a measure to prevent the spread of MRSA. 6 common PPE precautions.

Treatments of MRSA

MRSA is resistant to some antibiotics. But other kinds of antibiotics still work.

Where is MRSA found

MRSA is found everywhere in the world. Mainly in hospitals.
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