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how high is my chance of getting infected with mrsa while visiting in a hospital?

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Dr. Kamlesh Desai
23 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 hospital and wash your hands - there is no chance to get mrsa.
Answered on Jun 27, 2013
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Dr. Morris Westfried
46 years experience Dermatology
Small: Wash hands before and after visiting with soap and water amd you will dramatically decrease your small chance of getting infected. This is same advice given to health care workers ho rarely become infected with mrsa.
Answered on Apr 30, 2016
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