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Featured: MRSA ((Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus)


Illustration of MRSA bacteria.MRSA infections are transmitted from person to person by direct contact with the skin, clothing, or area (for example, sink, bench, bed, and utensil) that had recent physical contact with a MRSA-infected person. Cellulitis, abscess, or draining pus is often one of the first signs and symptoms of MRSA infections.
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