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A 28-year-old female asked:

I started an antibiotic for mrsa two days ago should i avoid being around people?

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Dr. Dominic Riganotti
Infectious Disease 26 years experience
Not necessary: MRSA is no longer a microorganism confined to hospitals and tertiary care facilities. It was confined primarily to these locations prior to 2005, but now it is everywhere. It is no more pathogenic than its cousin MSSA (Methacillin sensative staphococcus) which is all over us as well. You should not have to avoid people. This is not to say go around touching people with your infected body part.
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