The MRSA Threat

Schilling, Becky
December 2007
FoodService Director;12/15/2007, Vol. 20 Issue 12, p20
Trade Publication
This article focuses on the sanitation measures being implemented by foodservice directors and personnel in the U.S. to prevent the spread of methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). MRSA is a staph infection resistant to certain antibiotics, including penicillin. The bacteria has been found in patients with weakened immune systems. At the Bluffton-Harrison School District in Indiana, hand-sanitizing pumps have been installed at the entrance to each service line and another where the students drop off their trays.


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