Quick Facts help you understand MRSA but are not a substitute for diagnosis and treatment by your health professional.
Symptoms for skin infection - red, swollen, perhaps a skin bump, with fluid, pain, warm, with fever
Transmission from others with infection, including direct touching and indirect contact with clothes, equipment or surfaces touched by infected person; higher risk from crowded schools, gyms etc
Practice good hygiene ( See Doctors Report Prevention Steps) clean well and cover cuts and wounds, avoid sharing personal items which have not been washed or cleaned
See your Doctor! MRSA can be life threatening. Carefully cover the affected area with a dry bandage until you see the doctor.
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