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Governor M. Jodi Rell today announced that the public hotline for callers who have questions about Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) has received over 240 calls as of 3:00 p.m. today.
“Many of the calls are from concerned parents and individuals who have questions about how they can prevent the contraction of MRSA,” Governor Rell said.“People also want to know what to look for if they think they have been infected. We continue to repeat that MRSA infections need to be taken seriously, but they are rarely fatal in previously healthy young people.Good hygiene is the best way to avoid infection from MRSA.”
is usually contracted by direct skin-to-skin contact with someone infected or by touching surfaces contaminated with the germ, thus students on sports teams or students using lavatories or locker rooms should take extra precautions.
On Friday, Governor Rell asked the state Department of Health (DPH ) to activate a public hotline for callers who have questions about MRSA.The public can call the hotline, which was activated this morning, at 1-800-830-9426 between the hours of