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Tuesday, October 4, 2011

US : MVC employee’s death from MRSA probably wasn't from contact with client

Via Hudson Reporter, excerpt :

" BAYONNE An employee from the Bayonne office of the Motor Vehicle Commission died last week from a contagious disease that fellow workers reportedly claimed she caught from a client.

But Bayonne health officials said the disease could not have been contracted at the MVC office, and poses less of a risk than feared.

“Our health officer was there today,” said Bayonne Business Administrator Steve Gallo. “The disease was not likely spread at the office.”

Diagnosed last Tuesday Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA), Florel Galea, 28, of Elizabeth, was admitted to an Elizabeth hospital where she died of an effect that was resistant to certain antibiotics.

Gallo said local officials were told that the infection required more than the kind of casual contact someone would have had at the MVC office

Read more: Hudson Reporter - Bayonne official says MVC employee’s death from MRSA probably wasn t from contact with client."

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