Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)

Staphylococcus aureus (staph) is a type of bacteria found on people’s skin.

Staph bacteria are usually harmless, but they can cause serious infections that can lead to sepsis or death.

Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is a cause of staph infection that is difficult to treat because of resistance to some antibiotics.

Staph infections—including those caused by MRSA—can spread in hospitals, other healthcare facilities, and in the community where you live, work, and go to school.

You can help prevent infections and stop the spread of MRSA.