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  Dedication Page This book is dedicated to Ms. Taylor. My freshman English teacher who believed in my writing. Published in Coweta, Ok. 2014   Chelsey Davisson Chelsey.davisson@tulsacc.edu English 2383 24 November 2014 Topic: Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus(MRSA) I selected Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus also referred to as MRSA as my topic. MRSA is an infection caused staph bacteria that is defiant to the antibiotics used to treat regular staph infections. MRSA commonly infects people who have been in hospitals or other health care settings. In the health care setting MRSA can cause pneumonia, surgical site infections, and life-threatening blood stream infections. MRSA is transmitted through direct contact with the infected wound or contaminated hands. MRSA can also be transmitted in the community by skin-to-skin contact or sharing personal items such as a towel or razors. The best way to prevent MRSA is to infection control; practice personal hygiene, keep wounds covered and clean, avoid sharing items, and wash soiled linens. Depending on the type and location of the infection and the intensity of the symptoms the correct antibiotics are given to treat MRSA.