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How long is MRSA contagious for?
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Dr. Lauren Romeo
Wound care
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In brief: Always
Mrsa is a bacteria and can be spread through skin contact, so it is aways contagious.

In brief: Always
Mrsa is a bacteria and can be spread through skin contact, so it is aways contagious.
Dr. Lauren Romeo
Dr. Lauren Romeo
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Dr. Martin Raff
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
In brief: MRSA
This strain of staphylococcus aureus may or may not produce infection.
We are all colonized with staph, usually in our GI tract , but possibly on nasopharynx and skin. Once colonized, by direct contact with others who have this, you then have the potential to become infected, but this usually occurs only after experiencing some defect in the integument (skin and mucous membranes).

In brief: MRSA
This strain of staphylococcus aureus may or may not produce infection.
We are all colonized with staph, usually in our GI tract , but possibly on nasopharynx and skin. Once colonized, by direct contact with others who have this, you then have the potential to become infected, but this usually occurs only after experiencing some defect in the integument (skin and mucous membranes).
Dr. Martin Raff
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Dr. M. Christine Lee
Dermatology
In brief: Indefinitely
Unfortunately, MRSA can survive indefinitely on hosts.
It can survive on non-host surfaces (ie: door knobs, light switches, commodes, tubs, phones, tables, etc.) for days, weeks, or months depending on environmental circumstances.

In brief: Indefinitely
Unfortunately, MRSA can survive indefinitely on hosts.
It can survive on non-host surfaces (ie: door knobs, light switches, commodes, tubs, phones, tables, etc.) for days, weeks, or months depending on environmental circumstances.
Dr. M. Christine Lee
Dr. M. Christine Lee
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