MRSA Strikes in Commack

News about two Commack students contracting methicillin-resistant Staphyllccocus aureus (MRSA), prompted a New York emergency medicine physician to remind people not to share clothing; sports or gym equipment; or towels with others a New York emergency medicine physician says. MRSA is an infection of the skin and surrounding tissue. An infected person’s skin might have a red, raised patch or an abscess; a person with MRSA may or may not have a fever, says Sanjey Gupta, MD, chairman of emergency medicine at Franklin Hospital in Valley Stream. It’s typically spread by contact with another person’s skin or an item that has touched an infected person’s skin – sports pads, towels, clothing, wrestling mats, et cetera.

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