What is MRSA and how do you catch it?

Answer What is MRSA?MRSA stands for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. It is a type of bacterium commonly found on the skin and/or in the noses of healthy people. Although it is usually harmless... Read More »

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Can I have MRSA in my cold sore if I had MRSA about 3 months ago?

On One Hand: Reinfection From Surviving Surface BacteriaIt's very possible for someone to have another episode of MRSA (methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus) due to compromised skin--such as... Read More »

What shape is MRSA?

Methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) bacteria are generally spherical in shape and arranged in grape-like clusters. On the surface of the skin, MRSA and other skin infections might fi... Read More »

What is respiratory MRSA?

Respiratory MRSA (Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus) occurs when bacteria from skin abscesses and boils remains on the skin and also travels into the bloodstream, making its way to the re... Read More »

What is the scientific name for MRSA?

The scientific name for MRSA is Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus. It is an opportunistic skin infection caused by the Staphylococcus aureus bacteria, commonly known as a staph infection.... Read More »