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Prevent the (MRSA) Staph Infection with these Tips

November 19, 2007

Recent media reports across the country are bringing about a heightened awareness of a skin infection called MRSA (Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus).

To limit the spread of MRSA in the school settings the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services and the Atlantic County Division of Public Health are requesting that school officials promote awareness of MRSA.

  • Practice good basic hygiene, including frequent hand-washing and showering after playing contact sports or using gym equipment
  • Always keep open wounds and skin infections covered with a clean, dry bandage
  • Do not share hygiene or other personal items such as towels, cosmetics, razors, bar soap, clothing, uniforms or skin lubricants
  • Launder soiled clothing, towels and linens appropriately in hot water and detergent
  • Disinfect athletic and exercise equipment

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