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A 44-year-old member asked:

Could use your help docs! 12 year old daughter of a friend has mrsa infection. should i be worried for my kids and keep them away?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 48 years experience
Not necesarily: The media has created a fervor over MRSA that is far from deserved.It has been around for quite a while ; accounts for the majority of minor pustules ; abscesses i see in my office.I see them weekly they respond to drainage or antibiotics. It is carried by animals ; people ; found on random surfaces.After a few days of rx the kid is no longer contagious.Any wound can become infected by this germ.
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