CA-MRSA Information for Health Professionals
- Reporting Staphylococcus aureus Infection
Minnesota Rules Governing Communicable Diseases require health care providers to report deaths or serious disease due to community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (CA-MRSA) to the Minnesota Department of Health.
- Community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (CA-MRSA): Fact Sheet for Healthcare Providers
Fact sheet for health professionals on CA-MRSA.
CA-MRSA infections are defined as an MRSA infection in an individual who has had:
- MRSA identified within 48 hours of admission to a hospital
- No history of hospitalization, surgery, dialysis, or residence in a long-term care facility within 1 year of the MRSA culture date
- No permanent indwelling catheter or percutaneous medical device (e.g., tracheostomy tube, gastrostomy tube, or Foley catheter)
- No known prior positive culture for MRSA.
- Community-Associated Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus in Minnesota (PDF: 141KB/12 pages)
Disease Control Newsletter; November/December 2004: Volume 32, Number 6
- CDC and
Prevention Experts’ Meeting on Minimizing the Impact of Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in the Community
The goals of the meeting were to (1) review current knowledge regarding transmission of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in the community, (2) discuss strategies for management on the individual patient and community level, and (3) identify areas where additional research is needed. A detailed summary of strategies for the clinical management of MRSA in the community, based on discussions held at this meeting, in conjunction with additional data available as of January 2006. Attention: Non-MDH link
- Community-Associated Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (CA-MRSA)
CDC website about CA-MRSA. Attention: Non-MDH link
- Methicillin-resistant S. aureus (MRSA)
Seattle & King County Public Health website about MRSA including CA-MRSA. Attention: Non-MDH link
see also>> Information on MRSA for Health Professionals