Gibson County Jail working to prevent spread of dangerous infection | News
GIBSON CO., IN (WFIE)- Gibson County jail officials are working to stop the spread of MRSA a type of staph infection. It's common in correctional facilities across the country, but can't be treated with normal antibiotics.
"Usually it will kind of look like a spider bite or a boil or a pimple and so when that reddened area comes open and you get that thick yellowish discharge, that's where it's really contagious," Hornby said.
MRSA is spread easily through skin to skin contact. Jail officials say some inmates have low immune systems and some don't practice good hygiene, which make ideal breading grounds for the infection.
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