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How contageous is Mercers disease?
How long till it's gone or cured?
How do you cotract it?

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Mercer disease is caused by one of many virulant strains of Staphylococcus aureus, a bacterium that is normally found on the surface of skin and oral cavity. It is also called MRSA (Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus). Most strains are resistant to all but a few of the antibiotics currently available to treat them. A few strains are resistant to all currently available antibiotics. These are opportunistic bacteria that infect the host when host immunity is weakened by chronic illnesses or stress. A small cut or skin abrasion can also act as portal of entry for the bacteria. These bacteria are no more contagious than strains that are not antibiotic-resistant. But once you are infected with them, they are very hard or impossible to cure. Treatment involves the sustained use of the most powerful antibiotics available, the rest is left to the immune response of the patient. In most cases, prognosis is poor.
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