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MRSA

[ mur-suhor, especially Canadian, saidasletters ]

noun

  1. methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus , a bacterium that is highly resistant to methicillin, penicillin, and certain other antibiotics, and may cause infections of the skin, blood, lungs, etc.:

    MRSA infections in hospitals and healthcare facilities.

  2. a staph infection caused by these bacteria:

    the threat of MRSA among athletes.



MRSA

abbreviation for

  1. methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus : a bacterium that enters the skin through open wounds to cause septicaemia and is extremely resistant to most antibiotics. It has been responsible for outbreaks of untreatable infections among patients in hospitals


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Word History and Origins

Origin of MRSA1

First recorded in 1980–85
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Example Sentences

After two seasons and one MRSA outbreak in the locker room, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers fired Greg Schiano Monday.

The article came out in 1961 and was the first published report of MRSA.

Captain Horace Frank said officers are already accustomed to wearing latex gloves after an outbreak of MRSA a few years ago.

MRSA starts with skin boils, then spreads to infect organs and bones.

Eric Matheson, et al. “Tea and Coffee Consumption and MRSA Nasal Carriage.”

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