Can A Person Get Mrsa By Going To The Funeral Of A Dead Person Who Died Of Mrsa In The Blood?

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Lynn Perie answered
I agree, you can't get MRSA from a deceased body. The formaldehyde used to embalm the body kills anything in/on the body. Also the body no longer is a nice warm environment that germs and viruses like to live.
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Anonymous commented
Actually, this is untrue. Formaldehyde can kill or sterilize most of the pathogens on or in a human body, but by no means do they kill all. You can still get MRSA, HIV, CJD, VRSA, and VRA from a deceased person, but the danger is mostly to the medical and embalming staff. As to germs and viruses needing a warm environment, the autolysis of the organs breaking down provides more than enough warmth for viruses and germs to continue to propogate well after death.
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Fred Jones answered
No, you can't get MRSA from going to a funeral of a person who died from the illness. The infection is passed by physical contact of the blood to an open wound you may have (blood to blood contact). MRSA is not airborne. On top of that, he will be in a casket and has been preped for the cemetary.
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thank you soo much, you have calmed my nerves a lot and stopped me from panicking! thanks x

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