Is MRSA A Type of Virus Or Not?

Q:
Is MRSA a type of virus or not?

A:
Actually, MRSA is not virus. MRSA is the abbreviated form of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, a type of bacteria. People tend to link superbugs to virus. Since MRSA is considered as a type of superbug, it is often regarded as virus.

As a bacterium, MRSA can be life-threatening and it is hard to cure it. Besides, it is a bacterium that is resistant to many common antibiotics, so do not treat it the way you deal with cold or flu. If you find certain symptoms, consult a doctor as soon as possible.

Key word: mrsa virus

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