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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
It's not: Many people have this microbe on their skin, the majority with no ill effects. If you had a real active blood infection you would be obviously, seriou ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jane Van Dis
17 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Mrsa is passed easily between people who are colonized with it. Here is a great website discussing transmission: http://www.Urmc.Rochester.Edu/enc ... Read More
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Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
No: Staph in some form will colonize newborn skin by a day or two of age.If MRSA is around it will do so, if not , another strain. Mrsa, will come and go ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Claude Parola
39 years experience Internal Medicine
Not necessarily: You do not have to be tested for MRSA simply because you visited a hospital.
Dr. Lauren Romeo
18 years experience Wound care
No need to.: Just because you've been to a hospital or other health care facility doesn't mean you'll be infected with mrsa.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keegan Duchicela
13 years experience 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 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nelson Nicolasora
24 years experience 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 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Adam King
Dr. Adam King answered
14 years experience 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 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kamlesh Desai
22 years experience 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 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Harold Fields
60 years experience Family Medicine
MRSA: Extremely uncommon, as long as you take the normal precautions when you are in a toilet
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Diixa Patel
15 years experience Infectious Disease
More info: Colonization with MRSA is usually checked with a nasal swab. Infection in blood is checked in blood cultures and sometimes wound cultures are taken i ... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Winkler
47 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
MRSA: MRSA is a bacterial infection resistent to penicillin and many other antibiotics. It is usually seen in hospitalized or other patients such as nursin ... Read More

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