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News of Venice, CA and Marina del Rey CA

Six Cases of MRSA on 3rd and Rose

Jasmin Kozowy, director of Lava Mae, for 3rd and Rose said Thursday that there are six residents on 3rd and Rose with MRSA based on the medication they take and there are three cases she suspects are MRSA based on the what the sores look like.

MRSA, according to the Mayo Clinic medical information on internet: Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infection is caused by a type of staph bacteria that’s become resistant to many of the antibiotics used to treat ordinary staph infections. It is contagious by contact.

A higher number of cases were reported at the Venice Neighborhood Council Wednesday night. When asked if the CDC had been notified, the answer was no. Venice Update contacted Center for Disease Control (CDC) Wednesday morning and was told to call the Public Health Nurse at SiMMS/MANN Health. This was done. Update requested that the public health nurse assigned to that area contact the Update. No one so far has called the Update. Supposedly, a nurse has been assigned and if there is a problem will report such to CDC.



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