This is garbage. Nearly 50 percent of the population has MRSA now. All it does it makes infections a little worse and cannot be controlled by some antibiotics. Vancomycin kills it. I'm a 24 year old female and I had double pneumonia, two strains of flu, a bacterial infection and MRSA in my sputum (snot). I had lung surgery and spent almost two months in the hospital/nursing home (to recover and take vanco through an IV).
I've been home for two weeks and I'm fine, minus getting short of breath easily because I haven't yet gotten full strength back. But ever since I've been back, everyone thinks I'm a hazard, that they can't eat/drink after, wash near, kiss, hug, or touch the same objects as someone with MRSA.
This is all ridiculous. As long as I don't literally wipe my snot in someone's open wound, I won't "infect" you. Besides, you're probably already infected or at least a carrier. MRSA is no big deal and people with it shouldn't be treated as a hazard.