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Community-Acquired MRSA Infections on the Rise in the Mid-Atlantic
The infection control and environmental experts at Sussex Environmental Health Consultants help prevent deadly outbreaks.
Last month, Time Magazine published a story about the rise of methicillin-
Traditionally, MRSA infections were associated with healthcare acquired infections (HAIs). In recent years there has been a growing trend of these potentially deadly infections coming from the community. According to the Delaware Health Statistics Center (DHSC), “The number of MRSA discharges in Delaware hospitals more than tripled from 2000 to 2005, with a 64% increase from 2004 to 2005.” Several years ago, JAMA estimated that community-acquired MRSA infections accounted for 14% of all MRSA infections in 2005.
“What we have been witnessing is an increase in community-acquired MRSA that can be linked to places that people congregate,”
SEHC recently cosponsored a public outreach video about MRSA that can be seen at:
To learn more about preventing infectious microbial pathogens, or other environmental and IAQ issues, please visit http://www.sussexenvironmental.com, email susan.white@
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About Sussex Environmental Health Consultants, LLC
SEHC is a certified woman owned business that provides environmental and health and safety consulting services. The company is located in the Mid-Atlantic and services customers nationwide. SEHC provides solutions to clients ranging from homeowners to international Fortune 500 corporations.