Hand hygiene is key – when MRSA enters a family, hands are often what spreads the bacteria. A hand can carry the bacteria from an infected wound, a contaminated surface or from one persons skin to another. Families with an MRSA infected member should wash their hands several times a day.
Families should also be very careful about shared towels, combs, computer keyboards and other items that come in contact with skin if a family member has MRSA. Clean high touch areas such as door handles and light switches on a regular basis. Pets can also carry the infection between family members – avoid stroking and kissing pet animals while MRSA is in your household.
MRSA Symptoms – what are they?
What is MRSA?
Is MRSA infection different from MERSA?
MRSA Test – How is MRSA detected
Is MRSA Infection Contagious?
Can you catch MRSA from skin contact?
How does MRSA spread in the family?
Is MRSA airborne?
More MRSA infection questions below. Use the comments box below for your questions.
How do you catch MRSA
Is MRSA just a hospital infection?
Is there an MRSA incubation period?
Exposure to MRSA – Should I be worried?
What about sex and MRSA?
MRSA Skin – Catching MRSA from skin contact?
Chronic MRSA – I keep getting MRSA?
How do you catch MRSA?