A Lower Bucks County High School is assuring parents that it’s safe for students to resume classes and other activities as normal on Monday after an outbreak of a common skin infection forced the school to cancel a varsity football game on Friday night.
About twenty players on the football team at Council Rock South high school in Holland, Bucks County are being treated for skin conditions, including one for MRSA.
When antibiotics are necessary they should be used – but not overused when not required.
Antibiotic cream is something which many parents reach for all the time to treat cuts and scrapes, but research says it could cause a potentially dangerous drug resistant strain of the Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus Aureus Staph Infection, also known as MRSA.
There are new recommendations to guard against spreading MRSA, a staph infection that’s often resistant to most antibiotics and can be difficult to treat.
MRSA used to be just a problem for older hospitalized patients, but not anymore.
Believe it or not, one of the biggest concerns you can have when you go to the hospital is getting a hospital-inquired infection.
Hospitals are watching how they care for patients closer than ever and doing what they can to limit the spread of infections.
It is called antibiotic resistance. This is the way bacteria learn over time through mutation to be not killed by the medications we give to control them. The problem is getting worse as evidenced by MRSA.
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