According to the Center for Disease Control, Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, or MRSA, is an infection caused by staph bacteria found on the skin. Staph bacteria can be dangerous because it’s resistant to multiple antibiotics and spreads easily. These infections occur when the bacteria enters the body through open wounds or broken skin. MRSA is most commonly found in community settings like schools, hospitals, and nursing homes. Though common, it can be serious for several reasons:
- Staph bacteria spreads easily in heavily populated environments where skin-to-skin contact is common. It can be found in gyms, schools, hospitals, and even churches and schools.
- Sharing of contaminated medical equipment or personal hygiene supplies can cause a MRSA infection.
- Staph typically enters the body through open wounds, cuts or scratches, and presents as a skin infection. However, it can also affect the lungs and bloodstream, especially if left untreated.
- Untreated cases can cause sepsis, which is the body’s most severe response to infection and can be life-threatening.
Don’t take a chance with MRSA. Contact Pathogend of New Jersey today.
Using scientific technology like UV lights and hydrogen peroxide misting, our main service at Pathogend is whole space bio-decontamination, which eliminates staph bacteria. Community spaces like schools, churches, and offices are our specialty! Contact us today about sanitizing your space and let’s work together to keep your students and staff safe.