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    Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA) Information for Transitional and Emergency Housing Facilities

    What is MRSA?

    Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus or MRSA (pronounced by listing the initials or saying “mersa”) is a type of Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus) bacteria. S. aureus, often referred to simply as “staph,” are bacteria commonly carried on the skin or in the nose of healthy people. Some S. aureus are resistant to certain types of antibiotics, such as methicillin. Thus this type of “staph” is referred to as Methicillin-resistant S. aureus. Click here to download PDF document.