Posted by: drmolly in staph, skin, mrsa, illness, antibiotics on
Mar 15, 2009
This week new data came out about resistant staph aureus, also known as MRSA (methacillin resistant staph aureus) and "flesh-eating bacteria." More children are getting skin infections with this bug than ever.
About 18 months ago, several high schools in the area closed for a few days to rid the locker rooms of this bacteria when large outbreaks among football players and wrestlers occurred. This was appropriate to help decrease the spread, but