Suffolk, Virginia’s Western Tidewater Regional Jail has been having recent problems with MRSA. They have not released the type of infections, nor the numbers, but they do say that they have been working with the health department to put in place better procedures for control and prevention.
In order to keep the panic to a minimum (my guess), Dr. Lisa McCoy of the Western Tidewater Health District says:
Methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus, or MRSA, is unusual because it is resistant to common antibiotics, but it can be treated easily.
Not always, Dr. McCoy.