Staph Infection Leaves One Dead in Bedford County
-- A high school student who was hospitalized for more than a week with an antibiotic-resistant staph infection has died, prompting Bedford County to close all 21 of its schools for a thorough cleaning.
Ashton Bonds, a senior at Staunton River High School, died Monday at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital after being diagnosed with Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, or MRSA, his mother said.(LINK)
Very sad. A couple of local football games were canceled over infections a few weeks ago. It has showed up in Bedford, the Coalfields, and now Elizabethton,Tn. Nationally we have this:
Staphylococcus aureus, or MRSA, for methicillin-resistant staph aureus, and estimated that 90,000 people nationwide are becoming infected annually. The bug can invade the bloodstream. It has been associated with hospital infections, but now is spreading in communities.(LINK)
90,000 and now is spreading in communities? There is some emphasis placed on locker rooms in the first link. Think back on the cleanliness of your high school locker rooms.....