A 52-year-old female asked:
what is mrsa can u catch it?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Susan Rhoads answered
37 years experience Family Medicine
Staph germ.: MRSA stands for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. Staph is present on everybody's skin. Sometimes it causes infections. If you have MRSA it is resistant to methicillin and other typically effective antibiotics, and is tougher to treat if it does cause an infection. It can be "contagious." We swap germs every time we shake hands or kiss, but it does not always make us sick. Depends.
Answered on May 29, 2015
Dr. Laura Yauch answered
Specializes in Family Medicine
MRSA: "Methicillin Resistant Staph Aureus". Yes it is possible to "catch it". Good hand washing and routine hygiene limit transmission. See the link for further information. ww.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/mrsa/basics/definition/con-20024479
Answered on Jun 10, 2015
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