Mom Was Right. Again.

Listen to this 'Talk of the Nation' topic

So, remember when your mom told you not to scratch your mosquito bites because you'd get a staph infection? I just finally understood why today, when CNN blitzed my eggs and toast with news that a high school student had died of a drug-resistant staph strain. MRSA is no joke, (it kills more people than AIDS!?!?) and I've been seeing an increase in first person accounts of terrible staph infections in women's magazines. So, we decided to take your Q's and give you some A's on what exactly this "superbug" is, and how you can get it. Or prevent it.

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As common as Staph is, (mostly in our noses), the emergence of this drug-resistant Staph is scary! If this "new" Staph ever gets into the "infamous" chicken salad at picnics....Makes me want to cringe.

Thankfully, there is something all of us can do to prevent this from becoming a national emergency.

WASH YOUR HANDS ! !

BTW, Freak-out over these:
http://kidshealth.org/parent/infections/index.html

PS,
Barrie, I enjoy reading your post(s)
almost to the exclusion of eveyone else.
Good luck at NPR!

Sent by Harold | 4:53 PM | 10-17-2007

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