Antibiotic-Resistant Infections at Georgetown

Officials say the MRSA infections are unrelated to the norovirus outbreak from last week.


Georgetown University reports it has confirmed three cases of MRSA skin infections on one dorm floor, with a possible fourth case that has not yet been verified, the Hoya reports. The antibiotic-resistant staph infections have been detected over the course of a month and have been treated. School officials sent an E-mail to students this week alerting them of the infections but won't go as far as calling it an outbreak.

Health officials are also quick to point out that the MRSA infections likely have nothing to do with the hundreds of Georgetown students who were affected by the norovirus last week, although the ways to prevent the spread of each illness are largely the same: Don't share your things and wash your hands.