Is MRSA Contagious?
MRSA spreads via contact with a MRSA skin infection, a person or pet harboring MRSA bacteria, or objects contaminated with MRSA bacteria.
- MRSA bacteria are subsequently transferred to other parts of the body, whereby they can directly infect a wound, broken skin, or the exposed individual can become a carrier.
- Note: MRSA bacteria are not typically airborne, and coughing does not spread MRSA unless someone has MRSA pneumonia.
MRSA skin infections pose the greatest risk for the spread of MRSA bacteria.
Exposure To MRSA Skin Infections
MRSA skin infections pose the greatest risk for the spread of MRSA bacteria.This is because MRSA skin infections (especially wound drainage) are a large reservoir for MRSA bacteria, and the spread of MRSA is directly related to the quantity of bacteria to which one is exposed.
Exposure To Person or Pet Harboring MRSA
Persons or pets colonized with MRSA are a reservoir for exposure to MRSA bacteria. However, the potential to spread MRSA bacteria is far less with colonization than with an active skin infection.
- Note: MRSA can cause skin infections in dogs, cats, and other pets.
- For details on colonization see “What Is MRSA?” / “What Is MRSA Colonization?”
Exposure To MRSA Contaminated Objects
Objects contaminated with MRSA bacteria also provide opportunity to spread MRSA.
- FYI: MRSA can survive for days on most surfaces, and under ideal environmental conditions MRSA can survive for weeks to months.
How We Can Help You
We specialize in the treatment and prevention of MRSA skin infections. Over the years we’ve successfully helped our patients defeat MRSA.
Yet, we frequently encounter new patients frustrated over the lack of accurate and useful information available to treat/prevent their MRSA skin infections. Recognition of this unmet need prompted us to put into writing all that works for our patients and make it available to you. MRSA MD Insider’s Guide reveals how we successfully treat and prevent MRSA skin infections.
Included you’ll find:
- How To Diagnose MRSA Skin Infections.
- How To Treat MRSA Skin Infections.
- Which Antibiotics Work and What are the Side Effects.
- How To Care for MRSA Wounds.
- How To Minimize Pain Lancing an Abscess.
- How To Prevent the Spread of MRSA.
- How To Clean Your House and Wash Clothes.
- How To Stop Recurrences and Stop Harboring MRSA.
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We’ve treated countless MRSA skin infections and we bring that wisdom to you!