Can You Get Mrsa From Swimming In A Lake?

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Asked by an123

Can You Get Mrsa From Swimming In A Lake?

We go to a local lake alot in the Summer. A few weeks ago I discovered that I had MRSA. I am wondering if I caught it from the lake.

Answer

I took a look around the internet and couldn't find any indications that it was common in lakes. The easiest way to catch MRSA is in hospitals; next would be really crowded perhaps not very sanitary areas (lake showers?) but you can also catch it elsewhere if you have an open cut or wound. I'm sure that given what you're going through that you'll be careful about covering up scrapes and wounds as quickly as possible in the future. We should all probably be more careful about this. I imagine that there's no way to tell exactly where it came from. Good luck with it.