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Meticillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) Screening - Information for patients

Published on 03 August 2011

From: Antimicrobial Resistance and Healthcare Associated Infection Scotland

Outlines information for patients about meticillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) screening in Scotland.



This leaflet gives patients information on:

  • what meticillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is
  • how it is spread
  • what screening is and why it is being done
  • who gets tested for MRSA
  • how a sample is taken what happens if MRSA is found in the sample.