Freda Lewis-Hall Warns About MRSA Infections on ‘The Doctors’
Reprint from Pfizer World
Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer provides tips on reducing the risk of acquiring a dangerous drug-resistant infection.
Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is a drug-resistant staph bacterium that has become a problem not just in hospitals but also in gathering places such as schools, gyms, and locker rooms. On “The Doctors,” Chief Medical Officer Freda Lewis-Hall and Dr. Travis Stork discuss this often very serious infection and steps people can take to help reduce the risk to themselves and others.
“Anyone can get a MRSA infection but some people are at greater risk,” said Freda on the May 22 episode of the daytime medical talk show. “Athletes, day care students and school students, military personnel when they live in barracks, and people who have had medical treatment recently.”