MRSA

Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus; Hospital-acquired MRSA (HA-MRSA); Staph - MRSA; Staphylococcal - MRSA

MRSA stands for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. MRSA is a "staph" germ that does not get better with the type of antibiotics that usually cure staph infections.

When this occurs, the germ is said to be resistant to the antibiotic.

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