MRSA aka methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (pronounced mur-sah)
1 – 10 days
Signs and Symptoms
MRSA most often causes skin infections that appear as sores, boils, and bumps. Symptoms include:
Sometimes the bacteria can spread into the body and cause:
Laboratory testing of tissue samples or nose secretions to find drug-resistant bacteria
Prevention: What Can You Do?
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