How Long can Mrsa Live Outside the Body?

MRSA are staphylococci that are resistant to most common antibiotics. Staph isn’t a virus, it is a bacteria and lives naturally outside the body. It is present on just about everything and is normally harmless. MRSA has been found to live in places such as steam baths, but can be controlled with a diluted bleach solution. Most cases of MRSA are limited to hospitals and long-term facilities. Hand washing is one of the best preventions so make sure to wash your hands well and often!