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Mrsa airborne contagious

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Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 53 years experience
Maybe, not airborne: When someone has a staph infection (MRSA or not), other people in the same household often are at somewhat increased risk. It's not so much airborne, ... Read More
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
No: MRSA may be present on the skin or in the nose of otherwise healthy people. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grai... Read More

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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Leander Po
Infectious Disease 18 years experience
Quite: Though not as bad as viral respiratory diseases, MRSA is contagious since it is spread by direct contact (skin-to-skin) with a person colonized or inf... Read More
Dr. Lauren Romeo
Wound care 19 years experience
Very.: It is spread by skin contact and can jump to others and their pets.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Riney
Pediatrics 37 years experience
No: Carried in nose of smokers.
A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. M. Christine Lee
Dermatology 28 years experience
Indefinitely: Unfortunately, MRSA can survive indefinitely on hosts. It can survive on non-host surfaces (ie: door knobs, light switches, commodes, tubs, phones, ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 56 years experience
MRSA: As long as you are a carrier. Depends on your definition of "contagious". This organism is generally transferred person to person by direct hand conta... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Barrere
Obstetrics and Gynecology 9 years experience
MRSA is everywhere: Mrsa is a bacteria that is everywhere, not just on infected people. Mrsa is considered an opportunistic pathogen, which means that if it is at th... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Dinhofer
Radiology 41 years experience
Yes: Although not that simple. When someone has MRSA pneumonia, the droplets that come out when they cough can contain MRSA. MRSA is not airborne except ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 56 years experience
MRSA: This organism is transferred to others hand to nose to hand to nose and not casually through the air.
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Dr. Arthur Balin
Dermatology 47 years experience
MRSA: Not directly but people that have infection with MRSA often are carrying the organism on multiple places in and on their bodies. For exams it is commo... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harold Kim
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 28 years experience
Yes: If you colonize MRSA in your ear, touch it, and touch somebody else, they can colonize mrsa.

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