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Guidance on Preventing the Spread of MRSA

The overall purpose of this guidance is to maintain a low prevalence of disease caused by the resistant staphylococcus bacterium, the Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA).


This is the 3rd edition of the guidelines published on December 13 2016.


  1. Introduction
  2. Purpose
  3. Background
  4. Nortification of MRSA
  5. Screening of MRSA
  6. Treatment of MRSA-positive patients
  7. Post-treatment follow-up on MRSA carriers
  8. Healthcare staff
  9. LA-MRSA
  10. MRSA in newborns and children up to 2 years
  11. Infection hygiene guidelines for contact with people with a risk of MRSA or who have tested positive for MRSA