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can todder get mrsa for family pet if cat has it, incubation period and how common is it?

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Dr. Nestor Del rosario
Addiction Medicine 34 years experience
Carrier: The cat could be a carrier, just has it without any sickness. Many healthy people are like that like health care workers exposed but the immune system keeps it in check. Incubation period if it becomes a disease can be a few hours to long period depending on the immune system.

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