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.

CT DPH fact sheet regarding MRSA

Handwashing continues to remain one of the most effective ways of communicable disease prevention.

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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