Risk Factors for MRSA Colonization


MRSA colonizationis when bacteria reside on an individual, but there are no signs or evidence of infection. MRSA colonization is important because: colonized individuals are at risk to develop a MRSA infection, and have the potential to transfer MRSA bacteria to others. Risk for colonization includes: 

  • Recent hospitalization
  • Recent surgery
  • Diabetes
  • AIDS
  • Intravenous drug use 

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