MRSA skin infections can be caught from contact with the skin of others. The bacteria live on the skin alongside thousands of other bacteria and do not cause problems until they find a wound to infect. Spread may be via a hand or in the small intimacies of life as well as via sexual contact. Regular hand washing and showering will help keep the infection at bay. Most of us will be transient or temporary carriers of MRSA at some time.
35-50% of people carry the staph aureus (SA) part of MRSA. It can also be very destructive. MRSA infection and several others are often close at hand. Good personal hygiene habits and general good health will mean that most people do not sucumb to bacterial infections.
MRSA is not a death sentence for most people. Those who die with it are often very ill anyway with other conditions, hence their weakened defences.
Read on for information on several MRSA skin conditions
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