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Where do people get mrsa?

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Dr. Patricia Roy
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: From other people

Mrsa is a particular form of staph that is resistant to a common antibiotic, methicillin.
The name is an acronym for methicillin-resistant staph aureus. It is considered a skin infection usually, and so it is "caught" from another person with the infection. The germ makes its way into the new patient through a break in the skin, say a bug bite or a scratch, and then grows.

In brief: From other people

Mrsa is a particular form of staph that is resistant to a common antibiotic, methicillin.
The name is an acronym for methicillin-resistant staph aureus. It is considered a skin infection usually, and so it is "caught" from another person with the infection. The germ makes its way into the new patient through a break in the skin, say a bug bite or a scratch, and then grows.
Dr. Patricia Roy
Dr. Patricia Roy
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Dr. Henry Bloom
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Family, close contac

It is spread by direct physical contact with those infected or carrying it, or from their items of close contacr- towels, clothes, bedclothes, dishes, etc.
It can also live on surfaces they have been in contact with, so people can get MRSA in hospitals, nursing homes, prisons, athletic facilities.

In brief: Family, close contac

It is spread by direct physical contact with those infected or carrying it, or from their items of close contacr- towels, clothes, bedclothes, dishes, etc.
It can also live on surfaces they have been in contact with, so people can get MRSA in hospitals, nursing homes, prisons, athletic facilities.
Dr. Henry Bloom
Dr. Henry Bloom
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Dr. Jason Stokes
Family Medicine

In brief: Mrsa

Mrsa is passed by direct contact.
The risk with casual contact is very low with good hygiene.

In brief: Mrsa

Mrsa is passed by direct contact.
The risk with casual contact is very low with good hygiene.
Dr. Jason Stokes
Dr. Jason Stokes
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