MRSA and Other Antibiotic Resistant Organisms
Multidrug-resistant organisms include bacteria and other microorganisms that have developed resistance to antibiotic drugs (microbes to which commonly used treatments are not effective anymore). Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and Vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus (VRE) are becoming increasingly common examples of multidrug-resistant organisms affecting individuals in both the hospital and in the community. Specifically, community acquired MRSA (CA-MRSA) is becoming a concern among the public.
The following links are provided by ADPH to assist in preventing the spread of multidrug-resistant organisms in both the hospital and community setting.
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Information for Health Care Professionals
Information for the General Public
The best preventive measure for all members of the public is to practice good personal hygiene such as hand washing with soap and hot water or using alcohol-based hand sanitizers.
Please visit EPA's List of Registered Antimicrobial Products for information on products that are effective against MRSA.
For more information on MRSA, visit Questions and Answers about MRSA in Schools and MRSA Toolkit for Middle and High Schools.