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MRSA and the workplace.
Cincinnati, OH: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Publication No. 2013-112, 2013 Jan; :1-2
MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus) is a potentially dangerous type of staph bacteria. Staph is commonly carried on the skin or in the nose of healthy people and can sometimes cause infection. MRSA is resistant to treatment by certain antibiotics. Although the infection may start as a minor skin sore, it can become serious, sometimes even fatal.
Infection-control; Skin; Skin-exposure; Skin-infections; Skin-protection; Bacteria; Bacterial-disease; Bacterial-infections; Antibiotics; Antibody-response; Health-hazards; Exposure-levels; Risk-factors; Surveillance-programs
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 2013-112
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
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