MRSA (pronounced as “mur-sah”) and VRE —also commonly known as a “staph” or “superbug” infections– attack about 20% of all patients and those who are cared for in intensive care units (ICUs) are most at risk. Read more about MRSA and VRE.

MRSA doesn’t spread through the air like viruses do. “Superbugs” live on surfaces of all kinds and spread by contact, particularly unclean hands. Skin, hard surfaces—even fabrics—are all MRSA carriers.

Ask your loved one’s nurses about their procedures for preventing staph infections. Share this checklist with them too. Between all of you, you’ll be able to mount a powerful defense to help prevent your loved one from getting a staph infection like MRSA or VRE during a hospital stay. You don’t want to pick up a bug either!

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