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How do you think MRSA came to be? When did MRSA start?
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Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology
In brief: MRSA
The resistant forms first appeared in the 1960s in healthcare settings, and are called healthcare-associated MRSA (ha-mrsa).
Then, around 1990, a new strain of the bacteria, community-associated MRSA (or ca-mrsa), began to affect even healthy people. It is this last type that has been receiving the most attention recently, though healthcare organizations have been aggressively fighting the disease.

In brief: MRSA
The resistant forms first appeared in the 1960s in healthcare settings, and are called healthcare-associated MRSA (ha-mrsa).
Then, around 1990, a new strain of the bacteria, community-associated MRSA (or ca-mrsa), began to affect even healthy people. It is this last type that has been receiving the most attention recently, though healthcare organizations have been aggressively fighting the disease.
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