Following two reports by The News-Herald of Methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus outbreaks in Lake County schools, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, announced plans to reintroduce legislation to address antibiotic-resistant infections such as MRSA.
“Just a few short years ago, Ohio saw more than a dozen outbreaks of MRSA. These two new outbreaks of the infection in Northeast Ohio are a wake-up call that the issue of ‘superbugs’ — antibiotic-resistant infections — has not gone away,” Brown said. “That’s why I plan, this Congress, to reintroduce legislation addressing antibiotic-resistant conditions.
“These infections are not only dangerous, but incredibly disruptive to the schools, hospitals, workplaces, and sports teams where they’re contracted.”
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