Category Archives: Louisiana

Infections and Emergencies

You never think you are going to be in an emergency – we all know we should be prepared, but are you? During the nightmare that was Hurricane Katrina a couple of years ago, we had all manners of people … Continue reading

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Possible MRSA Lesions Appearing on Katrina Relief Workers

It has been a while since we have heard about MRSA in association with Hurricane Katrina, but it is back in the news. Mississippi’s Clarion-Ledger reported over the weekend that some people who have been working in New Orleans during … Continue reading

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Educating St. Charles about MRSA Dangers

MRSA is becoming more common in St. Charles Parish in Louisiana, and the media is trying to get the word out: Four years ago, Luling pediatrician Juan Fukuda rarely saw serious skin infections caused by this bacterium. Today, the doctor … Continue reading

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Conditions in Evacuees & Rescue Workers After Hurricane Katrina

“Among hurricane evacuees from the New Orleans area, a cluster of infections with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) was reported in approximately 30 pediatric and adult patients at an evacuee facility in Dallas, Texas. Three of the MRSA infections were confirmed … Continue reading

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I have been fearful of an MRSA outbreak from the New Orleans victims of Hurricane Katrina, but haven’t seen too much about it yet. This article from MSNBC mentions several deaths from vibrio bacteria, which is something I am not … Continue reading

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