The Federal Prison Camp in Duluth, Minnesota is working to disinfect the prisoner’s exercise areas as they have had 18 cases of MRSA over the summer months.
Morrison said the Minnesota Department of Health was notified as a precaution. He said he believes “this situation remains under control.”
With all of the recent talk about MRSA in prisons, it is very important to remember that prisons are, by no means, the only place you can get MRSA. Staphylococcus bacteria live on each and every one of us, and all it takes is for them to have been in an environment where they have acquired resistance to antibiotics to thrive. This can be your own family, who have not taken antibiotics appropriately, your neighbor, your coworker – we can ALL, pretty easily, get MRSA, so now is the time to get into those good hygiene habits, if you never have before.