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Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is a bacteria that is resistant to many antibiotics. In the community, most MRSA infections are skin infections. In medical facilities, MRSA causes life-threatening bloodstream infections, pneumonia and surgical site infections.

The resources on this page are aimed at preventing MRSA infections.

MRSA in the Community


About MRSA in the Community
How is it spread? What are the symptoms?...

Advice for School and Daycare Officials
Choosing to clean or disinfect, sending notifications,...

Treating MRSA in Outpatient settings
Treatment, following up,...

Coaches, Athletic Directors, and Team Healthcare Providers
5 Steps, treating athletes,...

MRSA in Healthcare Settings


About MRSA in Healthcare Settings
Who’s at risk? How is it spread? How common it is...

Inpatient Clinicians, and Administrators
Prevention, pathogenicity, transmissibility,...

Patients and Loved Ones
Can family and friends get it? What to do when I go home?...

Health Departments
Prevention resources, tracking, outbreak toolkit,...

MRSA Tracking

CDC Surveillance Systems and Programs to monitor MRSA in healthcare settings and in the general community.

Environmental Cleaning & Disinfecting


Testing for MRSA
Susceptibility patterns, detection,…

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