Resistant Staph Afflicts Tenn. Student

  1. http://apnews.myway.com/article/20051105/D8DM29H01.html

    DYERSBURG, Tenn. (AP) - A high school student here was diagnosed with a dangerous strain of staphylococcus infection. The Dyer County School System notified students and parents Thursday and told parents to look for the symptoms of the infection.
    Staph infections are commonly found in hospitals and most often cause minor skin infections. However, the student was affected by methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, or MRSA, which is a strain that is resistant to antibiotics. "It is dangerous because it can go systemic, which means it can get into the blood stream," said Nancy Deere, community services director for the West Tennessee Department of Health. "If that happens, it can be fatal."
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  2. 3 Comments

  3. by   Tweety
    I guess because I see so much infection, this doesn't seem newsworthy to me. Is it newsworthy because it was community/school acquired?
  4. by   Roy Fokker
    Quote from Tweety
    I guess because I see so much infection, this doesn't seem newsworthy to me. Is it newsworthy because it was community/school acquired?
    Probably Tweets. I see MRSA on a weekly basis and my first thought was "Well, big deal. I see this doo-doo every week".

    But that was hospital.

    In a school? Naaaaaaaaa
  5. by   URO-RN
    [QUOTE]
    Quote from Tweety Is it newsworthy because it was community/school acquired?[/quote

    Yep, it is community acquired.

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