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Is MRSA only a problem in hospitals for sick people?

6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Claude Parola
Internal Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: No

Anyone can be infected with mrsa, it use be that MRSA was acquired in the hospital, but now MRSA is increasingly acquired in the community.

In brief: No

Anyone can be infected with mrsa, it use be that MRSA was acquired in the hospital, but now MRSA is increasingly acquired in the community.
Dr. Claude Parola
Dr. Claude Parola
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Dr. Robert Isaacs
Search the PBS Frontline web site for their documentary "Hunting the Nightmare Bacteria" from October 2013 for a sobering vignette regarding MRSA.
Dr. Barbara Hummel
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: MRSA

Mrsa is a problem for everyone whether in a hospital or not.
It is difficult to treat and is developing more and more resistance to the new antibiotics that are being used to treat it. Overuse of all antibiotics have lead to this problem and everyone needs to understand that the more they demand antibiotics for infections that are most likely viral only add to this problem for the future.

In brief: MRSA

Mrsa is a problem for everyone whether in a hospital or not.
It is difficult to treat and is developing more and more resistance to the new antibiotics that are being used to treat it. Overuse of all antibiotics have lead to this problem and everyone needs to understand that the more they demand antibiotics for infections that are most likely viral only add to this problem for the future.
Dr. Barbara Hummel
Dr. Barbara Hummel
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Dr. Gerald Mandell
Nuclear Medicine

In brief: No in community

Community acquired MRSA is spread by direct contact with a person with a CA-MRSA infection (e.
g., a draining boil) or an object used by that person (e.g., sports equipment, clothes, towels, razors, etc.) Crowded living conditions and poor hygiene are main causes for spreading the disease.

In brief: No in community

Community acquired MRSA is spread by direct contact with a person with a CA-MRSA infection (e.
g., a draining boil) or an object used by that person (e.g., sports equipment, clothes, towels, razors, etc.) Crowded living conditions and poor hygiene are main causes for spreading the disease.
Dr. Gerald Mandell
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Dr. Jason Stokes
Family Medicine

In brief: Mrsa in community

Mrsa is often more severe in the hospital.
There are community types of Mrsa outside hospitals. It is often passed skin it skin with athletes, closely related family.

In brief: Mrsa in community

Mrsa is often more severe in the hospital.
There are community types of Mrsa outside hospitals. It is often passed skin it skin with athletes, closely related family.
Dr. Jason Stokes
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