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Health worker gives advice on dealing with MRSA

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By John Barnhart

Melisa Hobbs was one of a number of parents who came to Staunton High School the morning of Oct. 16.

Hobbs, however, wasn't there because of fears of MRSA. She came to pick up her daughter to take her for her driver's license test. Hobbs wasn't frightened by the MRSA story because these microbes are a part of her professional specialty. A registered nurse, she's the infection control coordinator at Bedford Memorial Hospital.

"Staphylococcus Aureus is a normal bacteria on most people's skin and nose," she said. " We carry it around with us."


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