Mercer Staff Infection
Were you looking for information on MRSA (Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus) Infection? Mercer staff infection is a common misspelling of MRSA staph infection.
The bacterium Staphylococcus aureus -- sometimes just called "staph" for short -- is the organism responsible for an infection with MRSA. MRSA stands for "methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus," which means that the bacteria have become impervious to the effects of antibiotics like methicillin and penicillin, which were widely used in the 1940s and 1950s to treat bacterial infections, including staph infections.
Due to such wide use -- and even misuse -- MRSA is now a common condition and is no longer confined primarily to healthcare centers like hospitals or dialysis centers. Places where people are at a potentially greater risk of infection include schools, dormitories, military barracks, households, correctional facilities, and daycare centers.
(Click MRSA (Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus) Infection to learn more about "staph infections," including why people who transmit the disease do not always become sick, possible symptoms, and treatments. You can also click any of the links in the box to the right for specific information.)