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How long should a child be isolated if he has mrsa?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics

In brief: Unnecessary

Kids found to have MRSA infection require no isolation.
You can prevent spread by covering the wound and thus eliminating random contamination of the environment. Once the kid is under treatment and people around him/her practice normal handwashing there is no particular risk.MRSA is likely to be found in any home or public setting as a random contaminant.It is not rare or as bad as most believe.

In brief: Unnecessary

Kids found to have MRSA infection require no isolation.
You can prevent spread by covering the wound and thus eliminating random contamination of the environment. Once the kid is under treatment and people around him/her practice normal handwashing there is no particular risk.MRSA is likely to be found in any home or public setting as a random contaminant.It is not rare or as bad as most believe.
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Dr. Joseph Eastern
Dermatology

In brief: Most children...

...With MRSA do not require isolation at all, unless the infection is serious enough to require hospitalization.
However, the child and everyone else in the household should wash their hands frequently while the child is being treated. Handwashing is the single best way to prevent the spread of infections.

In brief: Most children...

...With MRSA do not require isolation at all, unless the infection is serious enough to require hospitalization.
However, the child and everyone else in the household should wash their hands frequently while the child is being treated. Handwashing is the single best way to prevent the spread of infections.
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