Symptoms of MRSA

14 04 2011

Symptoms of MRSA include:

Physical characteristics of a MRSA infection include: swollen, red, pus filled lesions, boils or abscesses. Red bumps on the skin caused by cellulitis can also present themselves.

(MRSA Wounds, 2011)

Sepsis as a result of a MRSA infection can present the following symptoms

  • Fever
  • Chills
  • Hypotension
  • Weakness
  • Mental deterioration
  • Pneumonia (, 2011)

MRSA is transferred from person to person by skin to skin contact. To prevent MRSA, the nurses and doctors need to practice proper hand hygiene and wear gloves. (Oxford Radcliffe Hospitals, 2011)

While it is less likely, it is also possible to get infected from dust that contains skin particles carrying MRSA.