According to Mayo Clinic, MRSA is a form of Staphylococcus aureus that's resistant to methicillin. Staphylococcus aureus is present in the nose or on the skin of around one-third of the population, and around 2 percent o... 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 »

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 »

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 » Health Conditions & Diseases

Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, or MRSA, is a bacterial strain that is resistant to the antibiotic methicillin. It occurs on the skin but can infect organs, the blood stream or surgical wounds. The severity ... More »

WebMD explains that MRSA stands for Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. This is the name given to a specific type of staphylococcus aureus infection that is difficult to treat because the bacteria that cause the... More »

Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, or MRSA, is commonly spread through skin contact with someone who is infected or carrying the bacteria, states MedicineNet. Contaminated linens and surfaces, such as towels, d... More »