MRSA is a resistant form of a common bacteria. It is highly contagious which leads to patients being placed in isolation when in hospitals. Most hospitals will screen for this prior to surgery and treat it if found.
MRSA stands for methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus and is an antibiotic resistant form of the bacteria that commonly cause pimples, boils,wound infections. It is quite contagious and people unknowingly become carriers.