MRSA, or methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus, is a contagious bacterium that is immune to beta-lactam antibiotics such as penicillin and ampicillin, according to Healthline. MRSA lives on skin and is often found ... More » Health Conditions & Diseases

A MRSA carrier is someone who is not suffering from an active MRSA infection but still has the MRSA bacteria living on the skin or in the nose, according to the Minnesota Department of Health. A MRSA carrier is said to b... More »

Methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus, also known as MRSA, is resistant to many antibiotics, according to WebMD. As of 2014, a doctor may prescribe clindamycin, trimethoprim and sulfamethoxazole or linezolid to tre... More »

Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, or MRSA, is a staph bacterium transmitted through contact with a person carrying it or by touching objects contaminated with it, according to WebMD. It often enters the body t... More »

Different varieties of the Staphylococcus aureus bacteria that have developed a resistance to antibiotics cause MRSA, according to Mayo Clinic. The bacteria are normally harmless until they enter a person's body through ... More »

Methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus, also known as super bug MRSA, is a type of staph infection that is resistant to commonly used antibiotics, such as penicillin, oxacillin and amoxicillin. Staph infections are ... More » Health Conditions & Diseases

According to Mayo Clinic, MRSA stands for methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus and is an infection caused by a strain of bacteria that is resistant to the antibiotics commonly used to treat ordinary staph infectio... More »