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Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Health District Sets MRSA Forum Nov. 7

The Westport Weston Health District is sponsoring an educational forum on MRSA (methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus) on Wednesday, Nov. 7 at 7:30 p.m. at the Intermediate School Cafetorium, 24 School Road, Weston.

MRSA is a type of staph bacteria that causes skin infections and cannot be treated with certain antibiotics.

It has as been in the news spotlight over the past several weeks as a cause of serious infections. Westport and Weston each reported a MRSA case in recent weeks.

The panel, led by Dr. Stuart Steinman, medical adviser to the District, will discuss MRSA infections, treatment, and prevention.

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Posted 10/31/07 at 02:38 AM  Permalink



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