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I understand about how to keep from getting a MRSA infection,

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I understand about how to keep from getting a MRSA infection, hand washing
and no open sores, but what if your neighbors got it from their aged mother
who had got it from her nursing home, if they were just carriers, they were all
treated "successfully" for it, what if they ask you to their home for dinner?
Would it not be safer to avoid that, no one else I know personally well has had
a MRSA infection. Also, when is it deactivated if on a container?
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  DrThomasMD replied 5 years ago.
Hello
There is no reason to avoid your neighbor.
Everyone has staph on their skin.
MRSA is simply a staph that has become resistant to some antibiotics.

People are not carriers unless they have it in their nasal passages.

There should not be a concern here.
good luck

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Customer: replied 5 years ago.

Is there a problem with an infected person's things, like garbage or recycling

containers? Does it get deactivated?

Expert:  DrThomasMD replied 5 years ago.
Yes it gets deactivated.
It is yet to be demonstrated clearly that staph is transmitted by most objects.
It dies anyway after 2 to 4 days.
good luck
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