MRSA is often spread from person to person, especially via health care workers, Dr. Ross says. Doctors take their stethoscopes and go into a room and examine four patients. Male doctors would have their ties dragging around on patients. This was all true five years ago, but it s much less true now. That s why the rates of MRSA are going down, because hospital personnel are paying more attention to this method of transmission.
Noting the steps hospitals are taking to prevent MRSA, such as hand-washing, Dr. Whelan says, The most interesting thing about all of this is that these are not high-tech solutions, they re just basic hygiene.