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Tacoma, WA
A 55-year-old male asked:

what is the incubation period for contracting mrsa and is it a very important factor in proving liability?

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Dr. Dominic Riganotti
Infectious Disease 25 years experience
MRSA: MRSA is everywhere now. May be difficult to prove that it was hospital acquired. Staph is all over our skin..so we do not talk about incubation periods like we do with other infections. when infection occurs..it occurs.

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