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where do people get mrsa?

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Dr. Henry Bloom
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
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Dr. Patricia Roy
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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Dr. Jason Stokes
21 years experience Family Medicine
Mrsa : Mrsa is passed by direct contact. The risk with casual contact is very low with good hygiene.
Answered on Jul 10, 2014

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