Current UC Irvine MSTP Trainiee, Courtney Murphy (MSTP-7) and her work studying MRSA prevalence in California nursing homes was highlighted in US News Health on Feb 15, 2013.
Below is an excerpt from the article:
Community-associated strains initiate in the general outside world instead of a hospital or other health care setting.
The strain of MRSA in question can lead to bloodstream infections, abscesses and pneumonia, and those in nursing homes are especially susceptible.
"Community-type strains first arose among healthy community members without exposure to the health care system and have steadily infiltrated many hospitals," study author Courtney Murphy said in a news release from the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America.
US News Health | MRSA "Super Bug" Prevalent in Nursing Homes, Study Finds