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Is MRSA transmitted through saliva?

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Dr. Henry Selke
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
3 doctors agree

In brief: Close contact

Mrsa is usually spread through contact with someone’s skin or personal items (towels, razors, etc).
Mrsa is more likely to be spread in situations where people are in close contact with others. To prevent MRSA wash your hands often, keep cuts covered, and don't share towels or razors.

In brief: Close contact

Mrsa is usually spread through contact with someone’s skin or personal items (towels, razors, etc).
Mrsa is more likely to be spread in situations where people are in close contact with others. To prevent MRSA wash your hands often, keep cuts covered, and don't share towels or razors.
Dr. Henry Selke
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Dr. Robert Dorsey
Wound care
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Potentially

If the saliva has MRSA and that saliva becomes in contact with a wound then it is possible.
But generally it is through contact.

In brief: Potentially

If the saliva has MRSA and that saliva becomes in contact with a wound then it is possible.
But generally it is through contact.
Dr. Robert Dorsey
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