Is there a risk of transmission when visiting an MRSA patient, even without coming into contact with anything in the room?

Yes, although unlikely.

Transmission of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) occurs primarily through direct patient contact, such as via hand contact. However, the transmission is also possible through contact with contaminated objects or surfaces in the patient's environment. Therefore, it is possible to come into contact with MRSA even if you are only in a patient's room for a short time without touching anything. Hygiene regulations increase compliance. When entering an isolation room with MRSA patients, changing gowns is part of responsible, consistent and systematic hygiene management in hospitals.

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