The three individuals included a mother and her two grown children. Additional members of the family were also sickened by the flu, but did not test positive for MRSA.
In recent years, MRSA infections appear to be on the rise in the community and no longer just in healthcare settings. MRSA infections are believed to be responsible for thousands of deaths each year in the United States.
MRSA infections, as with all staph, are usually spread by having contact with someone’s skin infection or personal items they have used, like towels, bandages, or razors that touched their infected skin. “These infections are most likely to be spread in places where people are in close contact with others,” reported Brian Mcfarland, Vice President from Legends Environmental Insurance Services. “People may be more at risk in locations where these factors are common, including: athletic facilities, dormitories, military barracks, households, correctional facilities, and daycare centers. Fortunately, there are dedicated infectious disease, environmental and indoor air quality professionals who have dedicated their careers to helping to identify and prevent outbreaks from MRSA and other microbial pathogens,” he continued.
Legends recently sponsored an educational video about MRSA that can be seen at:
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