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MRSA in colon- about my grandma that just passed

Does anyone know if MRSA is infectious after death? Does embalming kill it off? She's being cremated,but we're having a viewing on Friday. They have to go in and remove her pacemaker,and I was wondering if perhaps they'd have to remove the infected organ(s) if MRSA was present. It was REALLY bad. Necrotic. I figured with the 5 day wait between death and the funeral that maybe they'd have to do something about it.
Yeah,I know this is a morbid question.


Asked by butterflyblue19 at 6:27 PM on Nov. 29, 2010 in Health

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Answers (3)
  • That's a good question. I think that you should call the Funeral Home and ask them. They know how she died. I am sorry to hear about your Grandma by the way :(

    Answer by ILovemyPaulie at 6:34 PM on Nov. 29, 2010

  • Actually that's a very good question. I would call the funeral home and talk to the guys there. They can answer that question, as I am sure they have dealt with that before.

    Answer by m-avi at 6:32 PM on Nov. 29, 2010

  • Ask the funeral home. I'm sure they've dealt with this before.

    Answer by PhilsBabyMama at 9:21 PM on Nov. 29, 2010