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Diagnosed with MRSA. Painful pus filled boils in the genital area. How does it spread?

I'm a recently returned Peace Corps volunteer, and I experienced occasional painful, pus-filled genital boils during the last 3 months of service. I came home about a month ago and went to my OBGYN, and a culture revealed that I have MRSA. How contagious is this? Can it be spread other than through contact with the infected area?
Asked On : Tue, 21 May 2013
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Hello,

Any infection is contagious through close contact.
MRSA is Methicillin resistant staphylococcus aureus.
Penicillin group of antibiotic will not be effective against the infection.
So a higher group of antibiotics should be used.
Treat the infection completely with full course of effective antibiotic.
Answered: Wed, 22 May 2013
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