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NIOSH Safety and Health Topic: MRSA and the Workplace
Workers who are in frequent contact with MRSA and staph-infected people and animals are at risk of infection. These included those in hospitals and healthcare facilities, correctional facilities, daycare facilities, livestock settings, and veterinary clinics.
Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)
Staphylococcus aureus, or more simply "staph," are bacteria that often live in the nose or on the skin of healthy people. When these bacteria penetrate the skin or invade other parts of the body, a staph infection may result.
Source: Oregon Public Health
Living Near Livestock Raises MRSA Risk
A new study, reported in OH&S Online, by researchers from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and Dutch colleagues found that regional density of livestock is an important risk factor for people without direct contact with the animals.
Hand Sanitizers Carry Unproven Claims to Prevent MRSA Infections
This consumer update, provided by the US Food and Drug Administration, addresses unproven claims regarding hand sanitizers and MRSA.
Environmental Cleaning & Disinfecting for MRSA
This information, provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, addresses the differences between cleaners, sanitizers and disinfectant, and provides recommendations specific to MRSA.
National MRSA Education Initiative: MRSA photos
This information provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention addresses consumer education on MRSA skin infections, photos, information for health care professionals and treatment.