Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus(MRSA) is a type of Staphylococcus aureus that is resistant to some antibiotics. Staphylococcus aureus is a bacterium that commonly lives in the nose and on the skin. Occasionally Staphylococcus aureus causes boils, wound infections or other infections.
MRSA is no more likely to cause infection than an ordinary Staphylococcus aureus but if an infection occurs it is more difficult to treat.
“Infections have risen from 12 case in 2004 at least 420 reported cases in 2008 (a rise of 3500 percent), according to figures released by NZ Ministry of Health.”(Global Health Alert (Health Bulletin # 26): Explosive Rise in MRSA Infections in New Zealand)
Infections with MRSA are most common in hospital and other health-care setting. It can be develop in a person who is currently or was recently in the hospital or a person in the community.
Wherever possible doctors or nurses should try to find out if patients are carrying MRSA before they come into the hospital. Sometimes they would like the patients to have a test for MRSA.
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