MRSA

General

Date Added Resource Source
Oct 2012

Living Near Livestock Raises MRSA Risk

http://ohsonline.com/articles/2012/10/12/living-near-livestock-raises-mrsa-risk.aspx

A new study, reported in OH&S Online, by researchers from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and Dutch colleagues found that regional density of livestock is an important risk factor for people without direct contact with the animals.

(OH&S)
Aug 2011

Hand Sanitizers Carry Unproven Claims to Prevent MRSA Infections

http://www.fda.gov/ForConsumers/ConsumerUpdates/ucm251816.htm

This consumer update, provided by the US Food and Drug Administration, addresses unproven claims regarding hand sanitizers and MRSA.

(FDA)
Aug 2010

Environmental Cleaning & Disinfecting for MRSA

http://www.cdc.gov/mrsa/community/enviroment/

This information, provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, addresses the differences between cleaners, sanitizers and disinfectant, and provides recommendations specific to MRSA.

(CDC)
Sep 2008

National MRSA Education Initiative: MRSA photos

http://www.cdc.gov/mrsa/community/photos/index.html

This information provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention addresses consumer education on MRSA skin infections, photos, information for health care professionals and treatment.

(CDC)
Jan 2008

Healthcare-associated Infections

http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/dhqp/ar_mrsa_ca.html

This website provides access to information on the identification, control and prevention of healthcare-associated infections.

(CDC)
Jan 2008

Protecting Workers from MRSA Infection

http://ehstoday.com/environment/ehs_imp_75424

In response to public concern over the recent outbreaks of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health addressed the risk of antibiotic-resistant staph infection and transmission in the workplace. This article appears in the October 31, 2007 issue of Occupational Hazards.

(Occupational Hazards)
Jan 2008

MRSA Frequently Asked Questions

https://public.health.oregon.gov/DiseasesConditions/DiseasesAZ/Pages/disease.aspx?did=50

Oregon Department of Human Services Acute and Communicable Disease Prevention addresses common questions and answers related to MRSA.

(OHA)
Oct 2007

NIOSH Safety and Health Topic: MRSA and the Workplace

http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/topics/mrsa/

Workers who are in frequent contact with MRSA and staph-infected people and animals are at risk of infection. These included those in hospitals and healthcare facilities, correctional facilities, daycare facilities, livestock settings, and veterinary clinics.

(NIOSH)