Methicillin-Resistant Staph Aureas
Were you looking for information about MRSA? Methicillin-resistant staph aureas is a common misspelling of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus.
As a type of bacterial infection, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (or MRSA for short) can cause a skin infection similar in appearance to a spider bite. This infection is typically spread through direct skin-to-skin contact with an infected person or with a contaminated surface. MRSA can affect anyone. However, you can help prevent this infection by washing your hands thoroughly, keeping cuts and scrapes clean and covered with bandages, and avoiding contact with other people's cuts and wounds.
(Click MRSA for more detail on possible symptoms of this type of infection, as well as information on how it is transmitted, diagnosed, and treated. You can also click any of the links in the box to the right for specific information.)