November 13th, 2007
09:01 PM ET

Nervous over MRSA?

There's no doubt that it's a scary subject, but MRSA cases are unusual, and as we said Wednesday, there is an antibiotic that can treat them.  Like a lot of stories we cover, hearing about MRSA may make you uncomfortable – imagine how I feel when I report on it!  But freaking you out is definitely not our goal.The idea is alertness:  If you know what to watch out for, you'll know how to stay safe.  So today's question is...

Are you at all concerned about this infection?  Do you plan on following any of our prevention tips, or do you just feel that it won't affect you or your school?

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  1. Jenn

    I feel really bad for the people that have STAFF. I hope that scientists and doctors can find a cure very soon. When schools discover one of their students has MRSA they should send out a letter immediately informing other students. It would not include their name. This process would be for the safety of others so that people can protect themselves from the disease.

    November 14, 2007 at 10:18 am |
  2. Bree

    I heard that you could possibly get it from hand Sanitizer.. Is that true? does anyone know?!

    November 14, 2007 at 12:02 pm |
  3. Synergy School

    Our class believes that MRSA poses a great threat to society. Limited access to health care causes many people to wait until its too late to get checked for this condition. We plan to use more hand sanitizer, wash hands more often and keep band aides on all cuts. It should not affect our school, but the possiblity always exits.

    November 14, 2007 at 3:32 pm |
  4. lakeidrea

    Can you tell me a little more about mrsa?How do you catch mrsa?What is mrsa?

    November 16, 2007 at 12:21 pm |
  5. ryan

    a friend of mine who if its ok shall remain anonynomous had a a MRSA infection i felt bad 4 her but she got it treated lol im so happy 4 her but the threat it poses is huge society swims alot not in pools but in lakes and ponds so i believ that ppl should be smart and swim in a pool with chlorine not lakes and ponds but thats just my opinion

    November 27, 2007 at 10:48 am |

    I think the world is geting harder ever day. like THE BIG THREE BAILOUT.

    November 20, 2008 at 3:48 pm |