MRSA, or methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, is a bacteria that is resistant to antibiotics. MRSA is transmitted by direct or indirect contact and often begins as a skin infection or at the site of a wound or where a medical device was located, like an IV line or catheter.
Two Types of MRSA Bacterial Infections
Most MRSA infections fall into one of two categories: CA-MRSA (community-acquired) or HA-MRSA (hospital or healthcare-acquired).
CA-MRSA infections can occur among healthy people. Direct contact with the skin, clothing, or areas that have had recent physical contact with a MRSA-infected person can cause infection. People at risk include populations such as childcare workers, high school sports teams, prison inmates, and persons in crowded living conditions.
HA-MRSA infections occur in hospitals and other health care settings and are most frequently acquired from invasive procedures or devices, such as intravenous tubing, dialysis, or artificial joints.
MRSA bacteria is contagious but people can protect themselves in several ways from MRSA-causing bacteria.
- Avoid areas and items that infected people have touched
- Avoid skin-to-skin contact with infected people
- Practice excellent hygiene
- Cover abrasions or infected sites
- Wear disposable gloves, gowns, and masks when around infected people
Additionally, areas where MRSA or a MRSA patient was present need to be properly cleaned and disinfected to prevent exposure to additional people. In order to make the area safe again, a cleaner with a broad spectrum kill agent should be used. In order to ensure an area is entirely disinfected, call a professional bioremediation company with experience handling MRSA and other superbug cleanup.
Aftermath Handles MRSA Bacteria Cleanup
Aftermath, a crime scene and trauma cleanup company, uses proprietary cleaning agents and meticulous cleaning methods to remediate and disinfect areas where dangerous and deadly diseases, like methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, were present.
In addition to MRSA bacteria, Aftermath’s cleaning process provides disinfection services for other bacteria, superbugs, crime and trauma scenes, and unattended death sites. Aftermath’s compassionate team is ready to help families and business owners in their time of need. Contact us 24/7 online or by phone at 877-872-4339.