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Monthly Archives: March 2006

Are you interested in sharing your story?

Here at the Committee to Reduce Infection Deaths (RID) we are often contacted by media and reporters throughout the country. They are often looking for people who live in a particular state. If you interested in sharing your story with … Continue reading

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Chicago Area Patients and Family Members

Dr. McCaughey will be in the Chicago area. We are looking for patients or family members who are interested in sharing their stories. If you are interested please e-mail me at: Maureen@hospitalinfection.org Please include contact information. Many Thanks, Maureen Daly … Continue reading

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MRSA makes Forbes.com

Community-Acquired Staph Infections Pose Growing Threat – Forbes.com While bird flu’s potential grabs the headlines, a health threat of another kind is already here in the form of staphylococcus aureus, bacteria once primarily limited to hospitals but now present in … Continue reading

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MRSA in Health Clubs

There are a few disturbing issues with this article – what do you think?  But I applaud them for recognizing the importance of preventing MRSA, that is for sure. Health clubs acutely aware of risks of transmitting illness If the … Continue reading

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MRSA in Athletics

I know this from a very personal standpoint, and I know lots of others here at MRSA Resources do too.  Scares me/us to death. MercuryNews.com | 03/05/2006 | A SPORTS SCOURGE San Jose State basketball player Demetrius Brown thought the … Continue reading

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MRSA in WA inmates

From Longview, Washington, The Daily News Online : A staph infection outbreak at the Cowlitz County Jail has led officials to segregate a handful of inmates and conduct a precautionary sanitization of the entire facility. Two inmates have tested positive … Continue reading

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Miraculous survival of MRSA Septicemia

This is the story of one lucky young woman.  Many of us know just how lucky she is.  From Pocatello Idaho State Journal Allison Palmer thought she had the flu. She felt chills and spiked a high fever. In other … Continue reading

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Basilea – testing of a new antibiotic

Basilea rises as MRSA drug performs well in tests | Reuters.com Swiss drug maker Basilea (BSLN.S: Quote, Profile, Research) said on Thursday that late-stage clinical tests investigating the use of its first-in-class ceftobiprole drug against the super-bug MRSA had been positive. The … Continue reading

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More Inmate Infections in Pennsylvania

From Pennsylvania’s The Morning Call Online : In the year since a federal jury ordered Bucks County to pay $1.2 million to two inmates who contracted flesh-eating staph infections in the county prison, at least 58 more inmates have been … Continue reading

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Six Baddest Bugs

From FOXNews.com Doctors specializing in infectious diseases are calling for the creation of new antibiotics to target infections caused by six bad “bugs.” The “bugs” are the following bacteria, fungus, and germs: —MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus), a type of “staph” … Continue reading

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MRSA on Good Morning America this morning

Hallelujah, the media is becoming aware!  There is a video online this morning, from the show, and this accompanying article, focusing on the death of Kimberly Jackson, from an MRSA infected pedicure bath.  I think the article is the transcript … Continue reading

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