You can’t use regular mupirocin (Bactroban, etc) intranasally for methicillin-resistant Staph aureus decontamination.

This is false. You can suggest regular mupirocin for intranasal use. Warn that it’s more likely to cause burning and dryness...but it’s a bit less costly.

About 1.5% of the general population and 4% to 15% of health care workers carry MRSA.

Follow contact precautions during infection outbreaks for high-risk institutionalized patients carrying MRSA...immunocompromised and those in intensive care units, nursing homes, or on dialysis.

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