Your Health: Answers About MRSA
Media Contact: Keith Hautala, 859-257-1754, x231
LEXINGTON, Ky. (March 14, 2009) Staph infections can cause serious medical problems, especially when antibiotic-resistant strains known as MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus) are involved. These germs are everywhere, but the risks of becoming infected can be reduced by adhering to some basic hygiene standards, a University of Kentucky physician says.
Dr. Christopher Nelson is an associate professor of pediatrics at the UK College of Medicine and the medical director for infection prevention and control for UK Chandler Hospital and Kentucky Children's Hospital.
In a guest column in Sunday's Herald-Leader, Nelson gives answers to common questions about MRSA and offers some good, sound advice for how to reduce your risks of infection. The column is part of an ongoing series of health columns by UK HealthCare experts appearing in each Sunday's edition of the Herald-Leader and online at BluegrassMoms.com.