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MRSA staph infection rates surge during pandemic: Report

Posted On: Oct. 3, 2022 9:46 AM CST

A resurgence of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus, or MRSA, during the pandemic puts it at levels that eliminate all the gains made against it in the last decade, according to a study in Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control, Fierce Healthcare reports. MRSA’s comeback can be attributed to a general lapse in the performance of safety protocols at health care facilities, because those facilities had to deal with extreme staffing shortages and inexperienced staff that made it harder to prevent MRSA amid battling COVID-19.