How contagious is respiratory MRSA? I understand that the positive patient would have to be actively coughing to be contagious, but how much at risk is someone in the same room? And if someone has respiratory MRSA could someone contact a SSTI if an unprotected skin surface was exposed to infected sputum via a sneeze or cough? Lastly, is CA MRSA generally more easily treated than HA MRSA? I know it is a different strain and generally affects younger people, but is treatment shorter and do po antibiotics work against it?
None of the literature seems to address these questions at all, so thought someone here might be able to shed some light. I am working in the community now and miss my hospital education resources on things like this! Web searches and the CDC just don't give all the answers, so I sure appreciate your help. TY in advance!