It depends on where the MRSA is. If you have MRSA in your sputum (spit) or naires (nose) then it can be transmitted in droplet form to a person standing at conversation distance if the person infected with MRSA has a productive cough. If they have MRSA in a wound you can get it by touching the wound or touching something the wound has touched unprotected. MRSA can also enter the body and infect organs and internal body tissues when wounds tunnel deeply or if a surgery field was not completely sterile during an operation. The elderly and those who have weakened immune systems due to illness are most susceptible. MRSA is responsible for hundreds of thousands of hospital deaths each year. It enters your body through openings (eyes, mouth, wounds). If you're young and healthy and contract it, there is a good chance of survival and recovery.
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