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MRSA, a type of Staph bacteria that is resistant to antibiotics, used to be most commonly found in hospitals and nursing homes. Recently, Community-Associated MRSA, a newer type of MRSA has been identified and is spreading more commonly in the community - among healthy people. In fact, almost 90 percent of physicians confirm that the prevalence of Community-Associated MRSA infections is increasing.

Since MRSA infections can be serious, and the bacteria can be easily passed along through contact, it is crucial to take steps to prevent the spread of infection in all places in the community where people gather.