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- Wash Hands!
Keep hands clean by washing with soap and water for 15 seconds or using alcohol-based hand
- Don't Share!
Towels or Wash Cloths – wash them frequently
- Keep cuts and scrapes clean and covered with bandage until healed
Avoid contact with other people's wounds or bandages
May look like pimple or boil; can be red, swollen, painful, have pus or drainage
Is mainly transmitted from skin to skin contact with someone with a staph infection
Can live on items and surfaces that have been infected, avoid these surfaces
Enters in any opening in skin
Multiplies in crowded living conditions and with poor hygiene
- MRSA Information
- Seek medical advice if symptomatic or have any questions
- For additional information, view Centers for Disease Control