What Precautions Can Help Prevent MRSA Pneumonia?

Q:
What precautions can help prevent MRSA pneumonia?

A:
MRSA infection can affect lungs and MRSA pneumonia can be life-threatening. Therefore, precautions are necessary to prevent MRSA infection.

If a person has MRSA infection and it triggers pneumonia, then he can transmit MRSA by droplets when he coughs.

According to the guidance from Centers for Disease Control, patients in health care settings need special precautions.

A sign of precautions is supposed to be posted at the door.

Besides, if others want to enter the room, they should wear disposable garments, including masks, gloves and gowns,  in case of droplet transmission. When they leave the room, they should take them off.

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