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The new book "Superbug" is incredibly scary. In this "interview with the author - "scary disease girl[Link Removed] - she frets that the book is almost "too scary."  

Anyone here know someone affected by MRSA?


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      Deanna Whitten wrote May 2, 2010
    • No, but I have worked with plenty of pts that have had it.... Just remember to sterilize and wash your hands all the time....  Another one to worry about is CDiff



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      Denise Richardson wrote May 2, 2010
    • WOW I only heard Grant Hill talk about his bout with this, I’m not too educated on the subject but would like to know more, hey Deanna what is this CDiff all about please do share?



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      Linda Hendricks wrote May 2, 2010
    • ME!  I had MRSA in December... I had surgery to drain 3 small “boils” and spent a week in the hospital on IV antibiotics... one of the wounds took a month to totally heal up... The one was very painful... it was on the back of my head... excruiating pain.

      I did wash and sterilize my hands carefully... but got it anyway... probably picked it up on the prior hospitalization in November...  

      Frankly... as an Inpatient in the hospital a few times last year... I feel the hospital could do more to educate their staff... not the nursing staff... the cleaning staff... the things I saw... were just terrible... things I took for granted as common sense... apparently don’t occur to cleaning staff... I wasn’t surprised I got the staff infection.... and yes I did tell someone... do I think they did anything about it... no I don’t.

      There are a number of drugs that can fight this “super bug” ... I was one of the lucky ones.. one of the more common antibiotics took care of it... but some are not so lucky... there are a couple “super antibiotics” that are used to fight it if all else fails.



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