Well you asked the right person, I use to be a CNA MRSA is a Staph Infection also known as Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. MRSA is known for causing skin infections, And many other infections as well. He could have contracted it from community-acquired MRSA (CA-MRSA), and hospital-acquired MRSA or epidemic MRSA (EMRSA). Although S. Aureus has been causing infections (staph infections) probably as long as the human race has existed, MRSA has a relatively short history. MRSA was first noted in 1961, about two years after the antibiotic methicillin was initially used to treat S. Aureus and other infectious bacteria. The resistance to methicillin was due to a penicillin-binding protein coded for by a mobile genetic element termed the methicillin resistant gene (mecA). In recent years, the gene has continued to evolve so that many MRSA strains are currently resistant to several different antibiotics. S. Aureus is sometimes termed a "superbug" because of its ability to become resistant to several antibiotics. Unfortunately, MRSA can be found worldwide. Most MRSA infections are skin infections that produce the following signs and symptoms:
- cellulitis (infection of the skin or the fat and tissues that lie immediately beneath the skin, usually starting as small red bumps in the skin),
- boils (pus-filled infections of hair follicles),
- abscesses (collections of pus in under the skin),
- sty (infection of eyelid gland),
- carbuncles (infections larger than an abscess, usually with several openings to the skin), and
- impetigo (a skin infection with pus-filled blisters).