Community-Associated Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (CA-MRSA) . What is it ? How is it transmitted? How can we prevent it?. What is CA-MRSA? . Type of staph bacteria that is resistant to certain antibiotics, including methicillin, oxacillin, penicillin and amoxicillin.
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drainage can’t be contained
as possible after contact sports
(if possible) or dry with paper towels
educational brochures and posters
MRSA materials translated into different languages
Common sense, basic hygiene and disinfection practices CAN control the spread of communicable disease.
So smile and go wash your hands!