medical Definition of MRSA
- The rise of superbugs that can survive multiple antibiotics—such as MRSA, the notorious “flesh-eating bacterium”—has turned once-trivial infections into persistent problems.
- —Valerie Ross, Discover, September 2010
- MRSA—methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus—lives harmlessly in the noses and on the skin of millions of people, but can cause serious harm if it enters the body through a cut and reaches the bloodstream, attacking bones and tissue.
- —Bob Meadows, People, 5 Nov. 2007
- But in 2002 strains of MRSA that were also resistant to vancomycin began to emerge in hospitals.
- —Christopher T. Walsh et al., Scientific American, July 2009
Origin and Etymology of mrsa
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