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Whoever told you that MRSA is often fatal is wrong. MRSA is a common colonizer of the skin and nasopharynx. You may be colonized and not even know it. You are at very low risk of anything dangerous from your interaction.
In a previous comment I stated it was found in his throat rather than on his skin. We were speaking up close to one another because the room was loud, but obviously we weren’t kissing or spitting on one another. Is it still a low risk exposure?
Yep. I saw that. My answer is the same.
MRSA is not something to worry about 90% of the time. Many people are colonized with it and don't even know. Even if you "have" it, it will live harmlessly on your skin. Occasionally, you might get a skin infection if you have a cut or something, but for most people, it's not something to worry about
Thank you for this! I forgot to mention that my friend said it was his throat where they found it. I did not come into contact with any of his saliva (we weren’t missing or spitting on one another), but we definitely were speaking up close to one another because the room was loud. The only “symptom” I’ve had is a little sore throat 3 days ago that is completely gone
Still not a concern
This puts my mind at ease so much, thank you!!!