'Health club' superbug claims 100 victims

Discussion in 'Current Affairs, News and Analysis' started by Agent_Smith, Feb 28, 2005.

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  1. This is seriously bad news because MRSA (antibiotic resistant strain of staph aureus) has taken a step outside the hosptial environment and can now be found anywhere that humans live. The normal version is found in or on about 50% of the population (noramlly on the skin or up the nose). Now that it has left the hospital environment, we need to keep a real close watch for this spreading. Best course of action is to keep to a regimented cleaning schedule, regular dusting, mopping, washing hands after blowing or picking nose etc.

  2. Best we close those few military gyms that we have. Or, have we known about this for a long time and in order to protect our soldiers we equip the gyms so poorly that we do not encourage their use. For example look how well the Skool of Grunts look after their own mob in Warminster - certainly would not encourage over use of the facilities and therfore saves us from contracting the super bug. Good decision or is it!!! :(