Quick Guide: MRSA
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Introduction

Contracting MRSA

Combating MRSA

Growth

The cost

Introduction

MRSA is a potentially lethal bacterium that causes infections in humans and is difficult to combat because it has developed a resistance to certain antibiotics.

Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus usually strikes in hospitals, where conditions suit it.

The government has imposed new hygiene standards on hospitals to try to stem its growth.

But a few cases have also been observed in the wider community.

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