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is mrsa transmitted through saliva?

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Dr. Henry Selke
15 years experience Infectious Disease
Close contact: Mrsa is usually spread through contact with someone’s skin or personal items (towels, razors, etc). Mrsa is more likely to be spread in situations where people are in close contact with others. To prevent MRSA wash your hands often, keep cuts covered, and don't share towels or razors.
Answered on Aug 12, 2016
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Dr. Robert Dorsey
35 years experience Wound care
Potentially: If the saliva has MRSA and that saliva becomes in contact with a wound then it is possible. But generally it is through contact.
Answered on Jun 10, 2014

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Dr. Oscar Novick
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Saliva: The acid in your stomach should neutralize any MRSA present in your saliva

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