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Wednesday, May 12, 2010

WORLD MRSA DAY - 'The Ongoing MRSA Epidemic - A Call to Action'

Via PR Newswire :

" More Americans die annually from invasive methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infections than from HIV/AIDS, H1N1 influenza and Parkinson's disease, yet the United States and many other countries' health officials continue to ignore the global crisis.

Everyone knows someone who has been affected by MRSA," states founder Jeanine Thomas, a survivor of MRSA, sepsis and C. difficile who became critically ill after surgery and nearly died.
MRSA Survivors Network, the Chicago-based nonprofit and official organization for World MRSA Day is building their momentum for the annual World MRSA Day kickoff event, October 1st at Loyola University Chicago (Northshore campus).

The 2010 theme is: "The MRSA Epidemic – A Call to Action.'

Other fellow MRSA activists are planning events across the United States and in Europe on October 2nd, raising awareness around the globe and also during the month of October, World MRSA Awareness Month. MRSA Action UK, MRSA Survivors Networks' alliance partner will be coordinating events in England and their annual MRSA Memorial Event will be held July 8th at Westminster Abbey. MRSA Survivors Network will be sending a U.S. delegation to lend support and increase solidarity between the two organizations in their combined global effort to raise awareness."

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