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CDC answers questions related to MRSA
Awareness and identification of risks important
Although the prevalence of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is not as high in home care as it is in hospitals, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention addresses the risk and identification of the infection as well as precautions to take to prevent spread of any antibiotic-resistant infection in non-hospital settings on its web site (http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/dhqp/ar_mrsa.html).
1. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Multidrug-Resistant Organisms (MDRO's) In Non-Hospital Healthcare Settings. Web site: http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/dhqp/ar_multidrugFAQ.html. 2007.