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What will happen if I have MRSA and my baby is to be adopted?

If you have MRSA, or methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, and the baby is to be adopted, the birth mother will stay in her room in the hospital. The baby will stay in an area of the nursery away from other babies. The adoptive parents will be asked to wash their hands before and after visiting the baby. They may choose whether to wear protective gloves and gowns.

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