MRSA outside the body

  1. : Hi, I have been looking for information on MRSA and how viable it is outside the body. Does anyone know how long it can live outside the body? Thank you for your time. :thankya
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  3. by   ktwlpn
    Hop on over to the Centers for Disease Control website.You'll find page after page of good info.....If you are not a nurse and have a problem in your family you really really need to talk to your physician.They should explain any measures you'll need to take at home to protect yourself and the rest of your family...It is most often transmitted via person to person contact.....
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  5. by   EricTAMUCC-BSN
    MRSA can live on a skin scaling for up to 6 months.