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how common is mrsa in hospitals

A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Harold Fields
60 years experience in Family Medicine
MRSA: Extremely uncommon, as long as you take the normal precautions when you are in a toilet
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience in Family Medicine
Too common: Unfortunately it is increasingly a problem in hospitals and nursing homes. I'm sorry for your loss.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Willa Terry
31 years experience in Pediatrics
Location dependent: In 2008 california became the first state to require the illness be reported to local health authorities. Many other states have followed suit in orde ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara Hummel
32 years experience in Family Medicine
MRSA: Mrsa is a problem for everyone whether in a hospital or not. It is difficult to treat and is developing more and more resistance to the new antibioti ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Claude Parola
39 years experience in Internal Medicine
Not necessarily: You do not have to be tested for MRSA simply because you visited a hospital.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keegan Duchicela
13 years experience in Family Medicine
Nope.: Unless you yourself had had a MRSA infection or a close household family member has been getting MRSA infections, it's not necessary to get tested. T ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nelson Nicolasora
24 years experience in Infectious Disease
Nothing much: make sure the disease was adequately treated and you follow up with your doctor. stay healthy and put this as part of your history. I normally don't r ... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Adam King
Dr. Adam King answered
14 years experience in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Hard to tell: It's very hard to tell if he contracted it from the hospital. Risk factors including recent surgery, illness requiring a ventilator or chronic illnes ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kamlesh Desai
22 years experience in Family Medicine
Low: Low unless you are not careful to wash your hands after or you touch infected tissue. If you spend all day just talking to every patient in the hospi ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience in Infectious Disease
Many complications: Generally care in icu's is accompanied by intense efforts to control secondary infection. The problem is that most patients in ICU have severe medica ... Read More
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