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are schools a major source of mrsa infection in children?

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Dr. Henry Bloom
47 years experience Family Medicine
No: Children, especially in daycare or early grades, where there is a lot of close contact, may often bring home staph. But MRSA is still not that common in most communities.
Answered on Sep 29, 2016
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