MRSA Infection Overview

Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus or MRSA was first identified in 1961 in the United Kingdom. Second name for Styphylococcus aureus is often "Superbug" because its power to become immune to many types of antibiotics.Staph infections, including MRSA, occur most frequently among persons in hospitals and healthcare facilities (such as nursing homes and dialysis centers) who have weakened immune systems. These healthcare-associated staph infections include surgical wound infections, urinary tract infections, bloodstream infections, and pneumonia.