What Is the Beginning Stage of MRSA Infection?

Q:
What is the beginning stage of MRSA infection?

A:
The incubation period refers to the time between infection and appearance of symptoms. Its length differs from person to person depending on the person’s immune system and the strain of MRSA. It ranges from 1 to 10 days.

For MRSA infection, the incubation period tends to be indefinite if the bacteria are colonizing a person. Colonizing a person means that MRSA exists inside a person’s nose or in the skin, but it has not infected the person yet.

After the incubation period, the contagious period starts.

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