October 25, 2007

State issues health advisory to schools on MRSA

Source: NYS Health and Education Departments

From the State Health and Education Department Web sites:

"The State Health Department and the State Education Department today issued a health advisory to all state schools about Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA) and how they can prevent and reduce the risk of MRSA infections among students in schools.

"Recent reports in the media of Community-Associated MRSA infections (CA-MRSA) in schools have raised understandable concerns among school officials, students, teachers and parents. It is important to note that MRSA infections are preventable and treatable, and that steps can be taken to reduce exposure to students and staff. Schools should report MRSA outbreaks to their local health department, which can provide assistance about proper infection control and prevention."

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