There is a lot of chatter on the Treasure Coast about MRSA these days, but do you know what it is, and how to avoid it?
MRSA is a strain of staph that causes infection. It can sometimes be life threatening and It's tougher to treat than most strains because it's resistant to many commonly used antibiotics.
Symptoms can include sores, boils or abscesses on the body. More serious cases can infect surgical wounds, the bloodstream, lungs or urinary tract.
MRSA is spread by contact. Someone or something carrying the bacteria can easily transmit it.
Attorney Gloria Seidule, an expert in the legal ramifications of MRSA, says patients in hospitals or other health care environments aren't the only ones at risk, so are people in the community – in places like health clubs and schools.
That's why it's important for schools to:
If you do contract MRSA and suspect negligence or unsanitary conditions are to blame, contact Gloria Seidule at glorialaw.com.