Drug-Resistant MRSA Bug Found at FDNY Academy

Several trainees put on leave, one hospitalized

F.D.N.Y. - Randall's Island Fire Training Academy
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Several probationary firefighters at New York's FDNY Academy have contracted a drug-resistant staph infection, sending officials into precautionary measures and one trainee to the hospital. DNAInfo New York reported that "less than ten" students were put on leave when the first case of MRSA, or Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus, was discovered last week. The infection typically spreads when contaminated equipment comes into contact with wounds, and can be fatal if left untreated. Officials said that of the removed trainees, "several" were confirmed to have contracted MRSA.

"We take this issue very seriously and we are acting aggressively to combat this problem," FDNY spokesman Frank Dwyer said in a statement.

The department is cleaning and disinfecting the Randall's Island academy where the probationaries had been training since July, although the facilities have not been shut down. Current trainees have been ordered to wear kneepads during crawling drills, in order to prevent scrapes.

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tipledan

For decades, we allow an invasion of bug carrying foreigners into the USA and wonder why we've suddenly got bad bugs invading our bodies, our hotels and motels, our hospitals , our schools.

August 15 2014 at 4:03 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
John Roberson

what do we do next, call Obama and ask for an immediate cabinet meeting. Then, a NSA decision needs to be discussed before the ultimate opinion is forth coming. Next, we will ask for an opinion poll to determine if our decision is the appropriate one. Then and only then will the Obama administration issue any decision.

August 15 2014 at 2:02 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
sherriratcliffe

Thank the FDA and the medical community for this. The amazing thing and they are still allowing our food to be poisoned with hormones and antibiotics. Whats worse there is a better avenue and they are called pleo's which they have banned in this country.

August 15 2014 at 1:37 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
sbmessiahian

Most people don't know that MRSA can be treated by doubling to tripling your daily intake of magnesium, zinc and taking a daily anti inflamatory until the boils are eliminated. Olive leaf extraxt also reboosts the immune system. Tumeric teas are also helpful.

August 15 2014 at 1:00 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Tupalov144

Would you hear about this 15 years ago. ?

August 14 2014 at 8:56 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
TR by ML Neal...

MRSA has been around for years. It is not the same thing as EBOLA. Don't get them confused. Methicillin-resistant Staphlococcus aureus is an antibiotic resistant illness.

August 14 2014 at 5:44 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
jmg62

Mist the entire place with Hyrdrogen Pyroxide 3% or if too strong for seals - use 50% of 3%. Mattresses taken to a sterilization room at a Infectious Disease Hospital. Run fullest cycle. Wipe all down with bottles of alcohol. Bleach on floors - one use mops. Autoclave at longer/higher temperatures as tolerated. Hang sterile hand lotion/wash/soap at sinks and outside of every room at fire station. Along with cleansing liquid for every load. Use dishwasher safe heated to hot water temperature highest possible. Use INFORMED professional laundry service for all sheets, uniforms, pillow cases, towels, dish cloths, etc., - one use sponges. Eradicate - Staph A - Strep B - shower every day with a Phisohex type cleaner/soap before shifts - even if showered at home. All over body - hair, etc.. Ph must be altered to change mutability of bacteria(s). Immediate aerobic/anaerobic fast growth petri dishes set up and blood cultures taken. Prophlactic anti-biotics if normative infection begins with known bacteria shows to be above the average in established cases. Have baseline auto-immune assay taken for records.

August 14 2014 at 5:35 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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TR by ML Neal...

And you know this how? t if was that easy it wouldn't be speading.

August 14 2014 at 5:45 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
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SweetfeetBaby

Is is spreading because of human carelessness, not because it cannot be killed.

August 14 2014 at 6:03 PM Report abuse rate up rate down
maloron

Has no one used Colloidal Silver to banish the MRSA virus? It kills viruses AND bacteria with no side effects. Spray it on surfaces, apply it to abraisons, take it internally, brush your teeth with it. Use it anywhere you want disinfected. Colloidal silver is a powerful, natural antibiotic and preventative against infections. Acting as a catalyst, it disables the enzyme that one-celled bacteria, viruses and fungi need for their oxygen metabolism. They suffocate without corresponding harm occurring to human enzymes or parts of the human body chemistry. The result is the destruction of disease-causing organisms in the body and in food. The best part is that the offending organism cannot mutate into a more powerful organism as it can if using antibiotics.

August 14 2014 at 5:33 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
eniwetok1580

Martin(Woody) McHale.
I miss you so.
I love you and never, never forget you.

Your father in law, AL.

August 14 2014 at 2:56 PM Report abuse -2 rate up rate down Reply
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TR by ML Neal...

That doesn't sound friendly. Eeeeew.

August 14 2014 at 5:45 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
rstedfield

Wishing them a speedy recovery. If you have had an infection that is drug resistant, you would not be saying some of those vicious comments. I contracted several while in the hospital and one so drug resistant that 4 antibiotics were given at the same time. Weakens the immune system, so then along came C-diff, one that kills! I honestly wished God would just take me, it was so awful! The unfortunate part of this whole thing is that more than 70% of the antibiotic used is given to the meat animals that end up on our plates. This leads to increased resistance and ever escalating need for stronger and stronger drugs. It's a vicious cycle!

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