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i want to get an apartment with my friend and she has mersa. she has had it for four years now and she takes medication. can i still get the mersa?

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Dr. Bradford Romans
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Yes: If she is a carrier, nasal culture positive, you will be exposed.
Answered on May 25, 2014
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
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It's no big deal if you are. It's not HIV, plague or leprosy. Don't try to find out and don't let it interfere with your friendship.
May 25, 2014
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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You may ALREADY be a carrier. Many people are. Only a few have any symptoms.
Apr 25, 2014
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Your friend does not understand "MRSA" and probably needs to see a different DR. "MRSA" is not a diagnosis. It is a type of very common bacteria. It is generally treated only if there is an infection with symptoms.
Apr 25, 2014

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