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State to cite McKeesport care home for not reporting MRSA promptly

| Thursday, Oct. 25, 2007

The Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare will cite a McKeesport personal care home for not promptly reporting cases involving the drug-resistant staph infection known as MRSA.

Welfare spokeswoman Stacey Witalec says three residents of the Mon Yough Community Services had MRSA in the past six months, but the home reported only one case.

Care homes must MRSA cases within 24 hours. The state will issue a deficiency report, and the home must correct the problem. The home says it now has a MRSA protection plan.

Two of the residents have recovered. The other is receiving home health care for a MRSA-related skin infection.

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