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Do Hospitals Have To Report Mrsa Cases To Anyone
Nope.: Unless you yourself had had a MRSA infection or a close household family member has been getting MRSA infections, it's not necessary to get tested. The best thing you can do to prevent getting MRSA infections is wash your hands when in the hospital... A lot! use the antibacterial gel that they have hanging from the dispensers. And keep your hands out of your eyes and mouth. Cheers! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Nothing much: make sure the disease was adequately treated and you follow up with your doctor. stay healthy and put this as part of your history. I normally don't recommend decolonization (trying to get rid of the bacteria, i.e., MRSA) from the skin/mucous membranes -- I do it on a case to case basis. ...Read more
Hard to tell: It's very hard to tell if he contracted it from the hospital. Risk factors including recent surgery, illness requiring a ventilator or chronic illness requiring frequent hospitalization might help suggest the MRSA is hospital acquired. However, on a case-by-case basiss it is hard to link them. I hope he is getting better. ...Read more
MRSA: Extremely uncommon, as long as you take the normal precautions when you are in a toilet ...Read more
Many complications: Generally care in icu's is accompanied by intense efforts to control secondary infection. The problem is that most patients in ICU have severe medical issues often requiring medications and techniques of management such as intubation of lungs and bladder, central IV lines, and so on, and these predispose to secondary infections. Mrsa is one, c. Difficile colitis, uti, pneumonia, etc., etc. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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