May 28, 2015
Nursing Home Caregivers Often MRSA Conduits
Nursing home caregivers are often unwittingly conduits that spread a potentially lethal flesh-eating disease, according to a new study in a leading infection control journal. In many cases, it's happening simply because workers avoid or are unaware of simple precautions such as personal protective equipment and hand washing, researchers said. As many as one in four nursing home residents are carriers of drug resistant Staphylococcus aureus (also called MRSA), researchers state in the May 26 issue of Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology.