A 20-year-old member asked:
are schools a major source of mrsa infection in children?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Henry Bloom answered
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
Dr. Kevin Considine answered
29 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: Mrsa may not necessarily be found in schools but any public area is a potential site for harboring this infection. One such site in schools especially is gyms- and on dirty gym equipment such as football gear that is not cleaned properly.
Answered on Jul 16, 2014
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