A 31-year-old member asked:
where do people get mrsa?
3 doctor answers
Dr. Henry Bloom answered
47 years experience Family Medicine
Family, close contac: It is spread by direct physical contact with those infected or carrying it, or from their items of close contacr- towels, clothes, bedclothes, dishes, etc. It can also live on surfaces they have been in contact with, so people can get MRSA in hospitals, nursing homes, prisons, athletic facilities.
Answered on Sep 29, 2016
Dr. Patricia Roy answered
39 years experience Family Medicine
From other people: Mrsa is a particular form of staph that is resistant to a common antibiotic, methicillin. The name is an acronym for methicillin-resistant staph aureus. It is considered a skin infection usually, and so it is "caught" from another person with the infection. The germ makes its way into the new patient through a break in the skin, say a bug bite or a scratch, and then grows.
Answered on Oct 10, 2017
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