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Is MRSA treated with antibiotics contagious?

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Dr. Martin Raff
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease

In brief: MRSA

Even if you have been treated you are probably still carrying this on your skin and mucous membranes.
Depends on your definition of "contagious". This organism is generally transferred person to person by direct hand contact, and then the other person may only become a carrier. Infection requires a break in the skin or soft tissues or introduction into an immune suppressed person.

In brief: MRSA

Even if you have been treated you are probably still carrying this on your skin and mucous membranes.
Depends on your definition of "contagious". This organism is generally transferred person to person by direct hand contact, and then the other person may only become a carrier. Infection requires a break in the skin or soft tissues or introduction into an immune suppressed person.
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