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MRSA

What is Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)?

Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is a type of bacteria that is resistant to certain or all types of the beta-lactam classes of antibiotics such as penicillins, penicillinase-resistant penicillins (e.g. cloxacillin) and cephalosporins.

 

What are the risk factors for MRSA?

Risk factors for MRSA acquisition include invasive procedures, prior treatment with antibiotics, prolonged hospital stay, stay in an intensive care or burn unit, surgical wound infection and close proximity to a colonized person. 

 

How does MRSA spread?

The spread of MRSA occurs through contact and can live on surfaces for months. Good hand hygiene is the single-most effective way to prevent the spread of infectious diseases like MRSA. Mild cases may not require treatment and severe cases may require other antibiotics.

 

Quarterly Stat Report - MRSA (2018-2019)

Quarterly Stat Report - MRSA (2017-2018)

Quarterly Stat Report - MRSA (2016-2017)

Quarterly Stat Report - MRSA (2015-2016)

Quarterly Stat Report - MRSA (2014-2015)

Quarterly Stat Report - MRSA (2013-2014)

Quarterly Stat Report - MRSA (2012-2013)

Quarterly Stat Report - MRSA (2011-2012)

Quarterly Stat Report - MRSA (2010-2011)

Quarterly Stat Report - MRSA (2009-2010)

Quarterly Stat Report - MRSA (2008-2009)

 

For more information on MRSA, or to view MRSA rates for other Ontario hospitals, please click on the link below.


http://www.hqontario.ca/public-reporting/patient-safety