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Health Care Safety Home          Antibiotic Resistance


Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA) is a type of staph bacteria that is resistant to certain antibiotics called beta-lactams. These antibiotics include methicillin and other more common antibiotics such as oxacillin, penicillin, and amoxicillin. In the community, most MRSA infections are skin infections.


(Vancomycin Intermediate Staphylococcus aureus)

(Vancomycin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus)

VISA and VRSA are specific types of Staphylococcus aureus bacteria that have become resistant to antibiotics. Vancomycin intermediate Staphylococcus aureus (VISA) is only partially resistant to the antibiotic Vancomycin. However, Vancomycin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (VRSA) is completely resistant to Vancomycin.








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Last updated September 18, 2015