Primary Prevention: Preventing MRSA Infections


  • Primary prevention is preventing MRSA infections from entering your facility – see above “Intake Screening.”
  • Primary prevention is critical in the correctional setting; once an infection occurs, containment can be challenging.
  • Exposure to MRSA bacteria occurs through contact with a MRSA skin infection, or through contact with a person or object harboring MRSA. 
  • For details on preventing the spread of MRSA see below “Secondary Prevention: Preventing the Spread of MRSA”