The latest on MRSA

MRSA has recently been added to the list of diseases transferred using unsafe injection practices. There have been 2 recent breakouts in Arizona and Delaware where the use of medication from single dose/single-use vials for multiple patients resulted in staph/MRSA infections in at least 10 patients receiving injections for pain relief. Infections that resulted were mediastinitis, bacterial menengitis, epidural abcess, septic arthritis, bursitis and sepsis all caused from staph/MRSA.

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Source: Infection Control Weekly