Published on 10th April 2012
As part of International MRSA Testing Week, members of the MRSA Survivors Network have been releasing information detailing the importance of screening for the bacteria and controlling any outbreaks of the bug.
It is hoped that the information will help all managers of healthcare environments ensure that their emergency decontamination processes are up to scratch.
In an interview with marketwatch.com, MRSA Survivors Network founder Jeanine Thomas explained exactly why the campaign is so important for healthcare bosses to take note of.
She said: "The fact that more Americans die every year from invasive MRSA infections, according to the Centres for Disease Control (CDC), than from HIV/Aids every year should be a wake-up call for immediate action. MRSA is a preventable disease.
"It's up to all of us to help stop the spread of MRSA worldwide in humans, animals, in the environment and in our food supply. So many people have died from this preventable disease or have become permanently disabled, bankrupt and even homeless."
International MRSA Testing Week runs from April 1st - 7th and is supported by many top healthcare organisations - including MRSA Action UK, politics.co.uk reports.