Category Archives: Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania Hospitals Getting Proactive Against MRSA

Over the last couple of years, Pennsylvania has had a terrible problem with HA-MRSA, as you can see from my archives on MRSA in Pennsylvania. The infection rate has dropped an astonishing 70% since employing more rigid prevention tactics. They … Continue reading

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MRSA in Berks County, PA School

Here is another article about a “non outbreak” of MRSA in the same county of Pennsylvania: The superintendent of the Boyertown School District says two high school students have been diagnosed with MRSA. The infection is common in hospitals and … Continue reading

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MRSA Can’t Be Called an Outbreak Because…

…it isn’t a reportable disease. What? That is really eye-opening to me, and makes no sense. This interview with a PA woman who is fighting MRSA, starts out with this statement. I guess I didn’t realize that there was a … Continue reading

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PHC4 Releases 2004 MRSA Statistics

As I reported last week, Pennsylvania is at the forefront of MRSA awareness, and this week is no exception. The Pennsylvania Health Care Cost Containment Council (PHC4) has been gathering statistics about MRSA in its hospitals with the intention of … Continue reading

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VA Hospitals are Waging War Against MRSA

Once again, Pennsylvania is at the forefront of MRSA awareness – and this time they have a plan of action! The VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System met at the end of last week and made plans to share infection prevention information … Continue reading

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