Question by  KeliCat (52)

What can you tell me about Mercer's disease?

It is also known as MRSA. How contagious is it?


Answer by  dent (45)

MRSA is a resistant form of a common bacteria. It is highly contagious which leads to patients being placed in isolation when in hospitals. Most hospitals will screen for this prior to surgery and treat it if found.


Answer by  Connie45 (1110)

There is no such thing as Mercer's disease--it is MRSA (methicillin resistant staphylococcus areolus.) This is a highly contagious disease and is difficult to treat.


Answer by  wyeth (435)

MRSA stands for methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus and is an antibiotic resistant form of the bacteria that commonly cause pimples, boils,wound infections. It is quite contagious and people unknowingly become carriers.


Answer by  rightlight (1053)

MRSA is a staph bacteria that is resistant to penicillin or other standard staph treatments. It is very contagious if an infected person's blood-sweat-spit comes in contact with an open-wound.

You have 50 words left!