MRSA in London?
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Abcdefgh

Somerset, KY

#1 Mar 15, 2013
Just heard this on the 10 PM news.
Already one death?
Anybody know more?

Since: Jun 11

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#2 Mar 15, 2013
MRSA is all over the place. It has been in London for years and is as common as the cold nationwide. It does not always kill you, only rampant infections or those in compromised states are usually at lethal risk. It is simply an infection that is very hard to treat with common drugs.
Abcdefgh

Somerset, KY

#3 Mar 15, 2013
I agree and am aware of that. The news said this particular strain is called MRSA 300. It is not a bug of the typical hospital or institution transmission location. Apparently this one is more commonly acquired within the community by otherwise healthy folks. I'm not panicking or anything. Just good to be informed. Thank you for responding and with accurate information.
Becareful bug

Tucker, GA

#4 Mar 15, 2013
It's bad reguardless!!

Since: Jun 11

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#5 Mar 15, 2013
Abcdefgh wrote:
I agree and am aware of that. The news said this particular strain is called MRSA 300. It is not a bug of the typical hospital or institution transmission location. Apparently this one is more commonly acquired within the community by otherwise healthy folks. I'm not panicking or anything. Just good to be informed. Thank you for responding and with accurate information.
I had not heard that a US300 strain had been ID'ed. If that is the case then it is a bad case. It is more resistant then normal MRSA and hardier, meaning it can survive outside of the body or in "hostile" conditions easier. I will keep an ear out. I do know this strain is not actually "common" but it is showing a rise in known cases. If it did show up in a patient, this biotype would have to be confirmed via a state lab or directly by the CDC.

Glad to provide solid info. Too many people hear MRSA and flip out, placing it on par with something like a death sentence when it is usually nothing more than an infection requiring top shelf IV antibiotics. Microbiology is my actual field of employment so I like to make sure people have the right information and help to stop the media hype over some ailments.

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#6 Mar 15, 2013
Becareful bug wrote:
It's bad reguardless!!
Sadly, MRSA, under normal cases, is almost kids stuff any more. There are other things out there that make it look like a walk in the park. Some of the stuff that is becoming more common require direct specialized drugs or actually have no true guaranteed treatment. When the best we can toss barely makes a dent, that is the scary stuff.
afact

Melvin, KY

#8 Mar 16, 2013
This guy from Annville, did die this week from MRSA300! So sad and scary!
Repairman

Tucker, GA

#9 Mar 16, 2013
It's serious. Need to let everyone know the truth fast!!!!!!
Abcdefgh

Somerset, KY

#10 Mar 16, 2013
Hopefully County Health Department will release a statement today.
yeah bad

Flat Lick, KY

#11 Mar 16, 2013
all over schools in clay co.
Anon

London, KY

#12 Mar 16, 2013
Anyone else get a "Baghdad Bob" feeling from the ending of that article?
unknown

Hazard, KY

#13 Mar 16, 2013
I did, I did.
clay

Somerset, KY

#14 Mar 16, 2013
Anon wrote:
Anyone else get a "Baghdad Bob" feeling from the ending of that article?
Sorry,but what does that mean?
lonput

London, KY

#15 Mar 16, 2013
Anon wrote:
Anyone else get a "Baghdad Bob" feeling from the ending of that article?
Almost a 'conspiracy' feeling myself...
unknown

Lexington, KY

#19 Mar 17, 2013
I'm glad to hear other people saw the same thing I did.
Concerned Citizen

Dyer, TN

#22 Mar 19, 2013
Abcdefgh wrote:
Hopefully County Health Department will release a statement today.
Last year, one of my friends was diagnosed with MRSA I became concerned when she said the Dr. said that she didn't need to inform no one that she came into contact with. I couldn't believe this, so I contacted the Laurel County Health Dept., and I reported it my self.... That is, I tried to, and they told me it did not have to be reported by the Dr. HUUUMMMM??? I called 2 more Health Dept's., and they said the same thing. I still wasn't relieved, so I called the CDC and reported it and the Doctor's name and the name and address of the patient. I don't know if anything was done, or required by law to do so, but I was just acting out as a concerned parent with question's that no one could give me an answer to.
ill

Manchester, KY

#23 Mar 20, 2013
Concerned Citizen wrote:
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Last year, one of my friends was diagnosed with MRSA I became concerned when she said the Dr. said that she didn't need to inform no one that she came into contact with. I couldn't believe this, so I contacted the Laurel County Health Dept., and I reported it my self.... That is, I tried to, and they told me it did not have to be reported by the Dr. HUUUMMMM??? I called 2 more Health Dept's., and they said the same thing. I still wasn't relieved, so I called the CDC and reported it and the Doctor's name and the name and address of the patient. I don't know if anything was done, or required by law to do so, but I was just acting out as a concerned parent with question's that no one could give me an answer to.
If every case of MRSA had to be reported there wouldnt be enough room to store the data.It is one of the most common things out there.Would make about as much sense as having to report everyone that catches a cold.The really deadly versions are reported I think.The ones that eat you alive in a matter of days that cant be stopped.Com mon MRSA isnt reported.There are thousands of cases at any given time.
ill

Manchester, KY

#24 Mar 20, 2013
According to the news story it is MRSA300 that is now in London.It is deadly.

MRSA 300, the Most Virulent Strain of MRSA is Spreading World-wide

http://beforeitsnews.com/health/2012/07/mrsa-...
Facts

Somerset, KY

#25 Mar 20, 2013
If you want something done about it stop flapping your chops on here, get some solid proof of your allegations then take that proof to our commonwealth attorney and ask that justice be done.
If any abuse is truly going on at the jail the abusers are breaking the law. It doesnt matter who they work for they arent immune from prosecution if they are committing criminal acts. Especially criminal acts like you are talking about. Even inmates have constitutional rights.
Jackie Steele will talk to you about it if you would take the time to make an appt with him. He will tell you the truth about what can be done.
Grasping at straws

Danville, KY

#26 Mar 20, 2013
ill wrote:
According to the news story it is MRSA300 that is now in London.It is deadly.
MRSA 300, the Most Virulent Strain of MRSA is Spreading World-wide
http://beforeitsnews.com/health/2012/07/mrsa-...
That article was just to scare people and sell the mineral nutri-silver.

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