MRSA begins as any other staph infection, usually as a series of painful red bumps on the surface of the skin, according to Mayo Clinic. Where MRSA differs from other, less virulent, strains of staph is in its resistance... More »

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MRSA symptoms usually begin with small, red bumps that look like pimples or spider bites. These bumps may rapidly develop into painful abscesses, or the bacteria may spread from the skin into the body and cause life-thre... More »

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Common symptoms of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, or MRSA, include swelling, pain, redness, warmth when touched and pus in a skin infection, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The ... More »

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Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, or MRSA, is a drug-resistant form of a typical staph infection, according to Mayo Clinic. Most MRSA infections occur in hospitals, nursing homes and other health care settings... More »

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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 »

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A MRSA staph infection is an infection in which the staph bacteria becomes resistant to common antibiotics. It is also called methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, states Mayo Clinic. More »

A person acquires MRSA by coming into contact with someone who has methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus bacteria on his skin or by touching an object bearing the bacteria, according to WebMD. While approximately 2... More »