CDC says MRSA isn't cause for panic

11/8/2007 | MSNBC

Dr. Julie Gerberding, the head of the CDC, says that drug-resistant staph is not airborne and should not cause panic. Close contact is needed for MRSA to affect people outside of hospitals, and the infection can be prevented with ordinary hygiene and hand-washing. It is not necessary for schools to close for cleaning, says Gerberding, and of the approximately 200 children who will be infected each year, most will be treated successfully.

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