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MRSA - It's a big deal but it doesn't have to be


Though Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is serious, it doesn’t have to cause panic. In fact, the bacterial infection is not more contagious than others, it is simply resistant to many antibiotics, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Anyone can contract the highly resistant infection, but it is most commonly seen in those who are most often in group settings, such as patients in medical facilities, nursing homes, military barracks and even students and athletes.

The infection can be spread from contact with an infected wound or by sharing pe...

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