In Schools. Developed by the Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department, and adapted for Georgia. “ Super Bug” Sometimes called a “staph” infection Commonly causes skin infections Resistant to (not killed by) penicillin . What is MRSA (Mur-sa)?. (Methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus ).
Developed by the Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department, and adapted for Georgia.
A carrier has bacteria living on his/her body surfaces (nose,
arm pits, groin, etc.) but does not have an active infection
Colonized is also used to describe a carrier
Anyone can get MRSA!
Wash your hands often with warm soapy water, use friction and scrub for 20 seconds
Use 60% alcohol-based hand sanitizer when soap and water are not availableStop the Spread of MRSA!
Cover open wounds with clean, dry bandages that adhere to skin on all 4 sides
Don’t touch other people’s skin lesionsStop the Spread of MRSA!
Clean & Disinfect frequently all environmental surfaces that may come in direct contact with skinClean & Disinfect to get Rid of MRSA on Surfaces
Team Up with Custodians
Frequent hand washing & use of 60% alcohol sanitizer when soap & water not available
Showering immediately after practice, competition & matches
Wearing athletic uniforms once, then washing with soap/hot water & drying in a hot dryer
Reporting skin infections to nurse/trainerHelp Families Team Up
DHR Georgia Division of Public Health:
CDC Hand Hygiene:
CDC CA-MRSA Information: