MRSA Infection a Major Public Health Problem

Eco-Rx, producer of proprietary air purification products, commented upon the editorial in the New York Times on November 20, 2007 entitled “Another Very Scary Germ.” The editorial concludes that, “The discovery that MRSA is more prevalent than anyone thought reinforces the need for an aggressive, multi pronged approach to curb the growing number of antibiotic-resistant bacteria.” The conclusion reached in the October 17, 2007 issue of the Journal of American Medical Association (JAMA) stated, “Invasive MRSA infection affects certain populations disproportionately. It is a major public health problem primarily related to health care but no longer confined to intensive care units, acute care hospitals, or any health care institution.”