How Is MRSA Transmitted to Another Person?

Q:
How is MRSA trasmitted to another person?

A:
In the community, MRSA is spread between individuals through direct contact such as skin-to-skin contact. Meanwhile, indirect contact can also transmit MRSA. Bacteria can survive on many items including towels, atheletic equipment, razors, etc.

If there is a cut in the skin, the contact gives MRSA opportunities to enter the skin.

If it is in the hospital, MRSA can infect people through blood, saliva, and droplets in the air besides contact. If a hospitalized patient is infected with or carries MRSA, he needs to be under isolation conditions.

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