CA-MRSA Information for Health Professionals- Minnesota Dept. of Health

CA-MRSA Information for Health Professionals

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Required disease reporting
Fact sheet

Required disease reporting

  • 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.

Fact sheet

Definition of 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.

CA-MRSA Resources


see also>> Information on MRSA for Health Professionals

Updated Tuesday, 14-Nov-2017 14:57:18 CST