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can i get a staph infection or mrsa from my cat? do all humans carry staph on skin?

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Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
MRSA: Many, but not all humans carry staph aureus in their nasopharynx and on their skin. All have the organism in their GI tract. You can become contaminated and colonized from the cat, but whether or not you become infected will depend upon multiple different factors.
Answered on Jul 28, 2020
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