MRSA policy in the Netherlands
MRSA is the abbreviation for Meticillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus), a bacterium that has become resistant to the commonly used antibiotics. Healthy people can carry MRSA but rarely become ill from it. Just like the non-resistant S. Aureus, an MRSA bacterium can cause infections in the blood, heart and bones of people with reduced immunity or during the use of drips and catheters. Research indicates that MRSA infections lead to excess mortality.