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Combination of MRSA and Influenza Results in Multiple Deaths

Legends Environmental Insurance Services provides coverage for indoor air quality and infection control professionals who battle microbial pathogens.

May 15, 2012 - PRLog -- In April, Fox News reported that three members of a Maryland family had died of flu complications.  Two of the three people also were infected with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) according to researchers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  

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.
Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus is a type of staph bacteria that is resistant to certain antibiotics called beta-lactams. These antibiotics include methicillin and other more common antibiotics such as oxacillin, penicillin, and amoxicillin.
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:

To learn more about Legends Environmental Insurance Services please visit: www.Legends-enviro.com, call (800) 992-6999 ext. 164 or email BrianM@Legends-enviro.com.

About Legends Environmental Insurance Services, LLC
Legends Environmental Insurance Services is nationally recognized as an innovator in providing environmental and restoration insurance programs.  The company has over 30 years experience providing these services in all 50 states.

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