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Can MRSA go unnoticed?
Started by Joanne
Posted: February 12, 2006 at 18:41
My mother-in-law suffered horrific burns in 2001 and was taken to Broomfield Hospital. She is currently there again having more treatment. Today she was told that when she was first in she had MRSA. My husbands family are still going to see her in hospital but now I am unsure what to do, especially as I have a 3 year old. I have no previous knowledge on this, so any help would be appreciated.
Re: Can MRSA go unnoticed?
Reply #1 by Phip
Posted: February 12, 2006 at 23:01
Hi Joanne,

Sorry to hear about your Mother in law. For info and advice on MRSA please visit our website

Provided you adhere to the infection control procedures you should not have anything to worry about for yourself or your child. When my Father was infected with MRSA my three young children frequently visited him - they became very adept at using alcohol gel, gowning and gloving up etc before they could go into Grandads room. When they have need to visit a hospital now they automatically look for the alcohol-gel dispensers as they view this as part and parcel of hospital visits. Provided visitors to your Mother-in-law adhere to infection control procedures you pose no risk to others.
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