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how contaigious is mrsa? can you get it from indirect contact?

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Dr. Howard Lelvowitz
26 years experience Internal Medicine
See below: Mrsa is very contagious however usually need irritation or broken skin to spread. Maybe more easily spread mucuous membranes eyes and or perineal areas. Less likely from indirect contact.
Answered on Oct 3, 2016
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Dr. Lauren Romeo
18 years experience Wound care
Yes.: Mrsa is no more contagious than any other bacteria...But it is hard to get rid of and can reoccur. Indirect contact can also, transmit mrsa. Wash your hands and use soap and water.
Answered on Mar 31, 2016
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Dr. Jason Stokes
21 years experience Family Medicine
Contagious: Mrsa is largely passed skin to skin through direct contact. It does have some transmission from mats and other surfaces indirectly for a short period of time.
Answered on Aug 22, 2015
Dr. Gerald Mandell
51 years experience Nuclear Medicine
Contact: MRSA is spread by contact. Get MRSA by touching another person's skin with MRSA.Touching objects that have bacteria.weak immune systems in hospitals, nursing homes,and other health care centers.Community acquired MRSA increasing.Populations that share close quarters or have more skin-to-skin contact spread it. Examples are team athletes, military recruits, and prison inmates.Affecting younger ages
Answered on Dec 27, 2015

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