Methicillin resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infection can be transferred by kissing. It can also be spread through other means like physical contact with areas that have the bacteria - such as in shared food utensils. It can also be community-acquired or hospital-acquired. Simple hygiene like washing hands frequently will minimize acquiring or becoming a silent carrier of the disease. For more info, visit MRSA infection: www.mayoclinic.com/health/mrsa/DS00735.