Those in hospital, particularly patients in intensive care units and on surgical wards, are most likely to develop MRSA infections because they often have an entry point for the
bacteria to get into their body, such as a surgical wound, a
catheter, or an
intravenous tube. These people will be carefully monitored while they are in hospital.
Although MRSA infections usually develop in those in hospital, it is possible for hospital staff or visitors to become infected if they are in one of the higher risk groups. For this reason, hospital staff keep to strict procedures to keep wards clean. Visitors should also make sure they wash their hands before and after seeing a patient.
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