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What is being done about MRSA infections associated with influenza?

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Dr. Booth Wainscoat
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
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In brief: Many things

#1 is prevention of influenza with vaccination, proper hand hygiene & cough etiquette.
Early diagnosis of flu & treatment within the first 48 hours of symptoms may help.Knowing if you are colonized with mrsa/mssa & attempting de-colonization may help.Early recognition & appropriate antibiotics for mrsa/mssa following flu is crucial. In the future: an anti-toxin against mrsa/mssa pvl-toxin may help?

In brief: Many things

#1 is prevention of influenza with vaccination, proper hand hygiene & cough etiquette.
Early diagnosis of flu & treatment within the first 48 hours of symptoms may help.Knowing if you are colonized with mrsa/mssa & attempting de-colonization may help.Early recognition & appropriate antibiotics for mrsa/mssa following flu is crucial. In the future: an anti-toxin against mrsa/mssa pvl-toxin may help?
Dr. Booth Wainscoat
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Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology

In brief: Infection Reporting

Approximately 27 states have enacted laws that require hospitals, and sometimes other healthcare facilities, to report data related to hospital-acquired infections.
Since 2005, the number of states with these laws has increased from five to 27.

In brief: Infection Reporting

Approximately 27 states have enacted laws that require hospitals, and sometimes other healthcare facilities, to report data related to hospital-acquired infections.
Since 2005, the number of states with these laws has increased from five to 27.
Dr. Michael Fisher
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