Welcome to

Capitol News Service

Florida's Best Political Television Coverage

 


Visit the Lobby Tools Website

 


Visit Legislative IQ Website

 


Recent Posts

Categories

Archives

RSS Capitol News LIVE

RSS Quote of the Day

  • Juvenal
    "All wish to possess knowledge, but few, comparatively speaking, are willing to pay the price."
  • Pope Paul VI
    "Of all human activities, man's listening to God is the supreme act of his reasoning and will."
  • Lucy Larcom
    "If the world seems cold to you, kindle fires to warm it."
  • Theodore Roosevelt
    "Nine-tenths of wisdom is being wise in time."

MRSA on Rise

October 18th, 2007 by Mike Vasilinda

Community acquired MRSA, a highly contagious infection, is on the rise across Florida. Doctors have noticed a steep increase in the number of patients with the infections, although specific numbers are hard to come by since the disease is not required to be reported to state health officials. Dr. John Mahoney, a Pathologist at Tallahassee Memorial Hospital, says more patients are showing up at Tallahassee hospitals.

Some of these patients are being admitted to the hospital because of the infection,” Mahoney said. “We probably now see between 60 and 75 cases a week. Not all of them are being admitted but some are for a variety of reasons, and some are being treated in the emergency room.

The disease can be spread by inhaling, hand contact, or even from a whirlpool.

Posted in Health, State News | No Comments »

Leave a Comment

Please note: Comment moderation is enabled and may delay your comment. There is no need to resubmit your comment.

copyright © 2016 by Capitol News Service | Powered by Wordpress | Hosted by LyonsHost.com