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Tuesday, October 28, 2008


Stop MRSA Now!

Well cold and flu season is upon us! If you have not gotten your flu shot yet WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR? Along with cold and flu season is a very serious and many times fatal year-round infection we all need to be worried about as well, MRSA, or methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. This infection is an antibiotic resistant Staph infection. I personally know two people who in the last year have contracted this infection. One got it from her unnamed gym, the other from the hospital. So what can you do to prevent MRSA? Below are some tips found on the Stop MRSA Now website.

  • Scrub up - Wash hands frequently with soap and warm water for at least 15 seconds or use an alcohol-based hand rub sanitizer.
  • Wipe it down - Use a disinfecting bleach solution to wipe down and disinfect hard surfaces. (1 tablespoon of disinfecting bleach diluted in 1 quart of water)
  • Cover your cuts - Keep any nicks or wounds covered with a clean, dry bandage until healed.
  • Keep to yourself - Do not share personal items, like towels or razors, that come into contact with bare skin.
  • Use a barrier - Keep a towel or clothing between skin and shared equipment.


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