MRSA is the acronym for Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus bacteria. MRSA is a strain of the common Staphylococcus aureus bacteria that has mutated and become difficult to be killed by certain antibiotics. It is a treatable infection.

To read the CT DPH fact sheet regarding MRSA please click here.

Handwashing continues to remain one of the most effective ways of communicable disease prevention. To read more about this simple, yet important, prevention technique please click here.

This information is provided as a service of the Southington School Health Services. It is not meant to take the place of your doctor’s recommendations.

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