Community-Associated  MRSA Information for the Public

Community-Associated MRSA Information for the Public

Frequently Asked Questions About MRSA

What is Staphylococcus aureus (staph)?

Staphylococcus aureus, often referred to simply as "staph," are bacteria commonly carried on the skin or in the nose of healthy people. Approximately 25% to 30o/o of the population is colonized (when bacteria are present , but not causing an infection) in the nose with staph bacteria.

Checklist for the Control and Prevention of Staphylcoccal Infections

Cleaning Strategies for Community Acquired-MRSA in the School Setting

General cleaning strategies
  • Routinely clean environmental surfaces with an all-purpose cleaner, using the product in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions.
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