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What are the symptoms of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus?

The most common symptoms of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) are tiny, pimple-like bumps, boils, or spots. People should keep an eye on the bumps and bites, because they can eventually turn into painful open sores. You may see boils or blisters filled with pus, or a spreading redness under your skin. Infected skin may feel warm to the touch.

The symptoms of a MRSA infection include fever, chills and local redness, says Brian Evans, MD, from West Hills Hospital & Medical Center. Learn more in this video. 

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