Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is a type of staph bacteria that is resistant to certain antibiotics such as methicillin, penicillin, oxacillin and others, and mainly spreads by skin-to-skin contact. Difficult to treat, MRSA may be prevented by appropriate hygiene practices, avoiding skin contact with infected people, as well as items they have touched. Recent studies carried on the bacteria and cattle, showed that strains of MRSA discovered in livestock could pass to humans. To find out more about MRSA infection, its history, symptoms and prevention – read this book.