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dc.contributor.authorRohde, Rodney E.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-02-24T10:12:41Z
dc.date.available2012-02-24T10:12:41Z
dc.date.issued2006-09-01en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://digital.library.txstate.edu/handle/10877/3406
dc.description.abstractMRSA infections often present as mild skin or soft tissue infections, such as furuncles, which occur spontaneously without an obvious source. Inmates with MRSA skin infections commonly complain of “an infected pimple,” “an insect bite,” “a spider bite,” or “a sore”. Many MRSA infections cause minor inflammation without pain and infected inmates may not seek medical attention. In the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) prison system, persons with circulatory disease, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, end-stage liver disease, endstage renal disease, and human immunodeficiency virus infection or acquired immunodeficiency syndrome had elevated rates of MRSA infection [1]. Persons with a history of underlying illness, immunosuppressive therapy, emphysema/COPD, current smoking, and injection drug use are at increased risk of invasive MRSA infections [5]; however, even persons without such risk factors can develop invasive MRSA infections [6]. This manual serves as a guide and recommendation to those seeking information on the aspects of infection control issues surrounding MRSA, and staphylococcal outbreaks, in a corrections setting.
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dc.format.extent32 pages
dc.format.medium1 file (.pdf)
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherTexas Department of State Health Services and Community Workgroup
dc.subjectStaphylococcal infectionsen_US
dc.subjectStaph bacteriaen_US
dc.subjectSkin infectionen_US
dc.subjectWoundsen_US
dc.subjectStaph infection
dc.subjectCommunities
dc.titlePrevention, Treatment, and Containment of Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus Infections in County Jailsen_US
txstate.documenttypeReport
txstate.departmentClinical Laboratory Science


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