Vancomycin-Intermediate Staphylococcus Aureus (VISA) is an infection that is caused by the bacteria, Staphylococcus aureus. This bacterial infection commonly occurs in people who are in a healthcare setting (such as a hospital), those with weaker immune system, and those who have been taking vancomycin for a long period of time. The bacteria in VISA is less responsive to the antibiotic vancomycin. This infection can spread by touching a contaminated surface or through close physical contact. This infection may cause mild symptoms or lead to bloodstream infections, pneumonia, or bone and heart infections.
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Carson City, Douglas and Lyon Counties
Carson City Health & Human Services (CCHHS)
Southern Nevada Health District (SNHD)
Washoe County Health District (WCHD)
All Other Counties
Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health (DPBH)