How MRSA spreads...

Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA) has moved from hospital and nursing homes to the community at large.   This super bug has impacted thousands of people in every community in the United States. Hand hygiene can have a huge impact in curbing the spread of MRSA and staph infections.



Staph bacteria survive on touch points for hours, days and yes, even weeks. Everyone that touches a contaminated surface runs the risk of becoming infected.  It impacts professional athletes and kids.  It is a problem that must be addressed.  When considering high traffic areas like schools, churches and businesses, hundreds of people shedding bacteria on surfaces puts all that used the facilities at risk.

MRSA is another airborne bug.  Significant amounts of data exist on this subject.  Any particle .3microns and below can and do remain airborne for long periods of time.   It is time to realize that microbiology moves through the air.


Healthy Builds has previously written about Staphylococcus aureus.  This super bug has developed multi-drug resistance and is often referred to as MRSA.  Our previous blog posts are below


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