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How contaigious is mrsa? Can you get it from indirect contact?
8 doctors weighed in

Dr. Jason Stokes
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: Contagious
Mrsa is largely passed skin to skin through direct contact.
It does have some transmission from mats and other surfaces indirectly for a short period of time.

In brief: Contagious
Mrsa is largely passed skin to skin through direct contact.
It does have some transmission from mats and other surfaces indirectly for a short period of time.
Dr. Jason Stokes
Dr. Jason Stokes
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Dr. Lauren Romeo
Wound care
2 doctors agree
In brief: Yes.
Mrsa is no more contagious than any other bacteria.
..But it is hard to get rid of and can reoccur. Indirect contact can also, transmit mrsa. Wash your hands and use soap and water.

In brief: Yes.
Mrsa is no more contagious than any other bacteria.
..But it is hard to get rid of and can reoccur. Indirect contact can also, transmit mrsa. Wash your hands and use soap and water.
Dr. Lauren Romeo
Dr. Lauren Romeo
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Dr. Gerald Mandell
Nuclear Medicine
In brief: Contact
MRSA is spread by contact.
Get MRSA by touching another person's skin with MRSA.Touching objects that have bacteria.weak immune systems in hospitals, nursing homes,and other health care centers.Community acquired MRSA increasing.Populations that share close quarters or have more skin-to-skin contact spread it. Examples are team athletes, military recruits, and prison inmates.Affecting younger ages

In brief: Contact
MRSA is spread by contact.
Get MRSA by touching another person's skin with MRSA.Touching objects that have bacteria.weak immune systems in hospitals, nursing homes,and other health care centers.Community acquired MRSA increasing.Populations that share close quarters or have more skin-to-skin contact spread it. Examples are team athletes, military recruits, and prison inmates.Affecting younger ages
Dr. Gerald Mandell
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Dr. Howard Lelvowitz
Internal Medicine
In brief: See below
Mrsa is very contagious however usually need irritation or broken skin to spread.
Maybe more easily spread mucuous membranes eyes and or perineal areas. Less likely from indirect contact.

In brief: See below
Mrsa is very contagious however usually need irritation or broken skin to spread.
Maybe more easily spread mucuous membranes eyes and or perineal areas. Less likely from indirect contact.
Dr. Howard Lelvowitz
Dr. Howard Lelvowitz
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