About MRSA, MSSA and Related Infections

Why MRSA screening? Drug-resistant MRSA (methicillin-resistant S. aureus) and MSSA (methicillin-sensitive or susceptible S. aureus) infections are a growing problem in healthcare facilities around the world. Typically harmless, S. aureus pathogens can enter the body and cause serious illness, especially in older adults and people who are ill or have weakened immune systems. The highly contagious bacteria that cause…