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New MRSA test approved

As kids go back to school following the winter break, there's always the thoughts of what lurks in the little germ-infested hands of other children.  This year in Ohio we had an 'outbreak' of MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus).  It's a scary thing.

The FDA has just approved a rapid result blood test to determine if someone has contracted the illness.  It's important that you know this - if your child (or you) gets sick, and you suspect MRSA, be sure to ask for the test.  It only takes two hours for the results to come back - rather than days with the previous test.   Not only can it set your mind at ease, but it can begin life-saving treatment earlier, whether or not it's MRSA!

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