Wherein we ponder vexing issues in infection prevention and control, inside and outside the hospital.
Thursday, January 19, 2012
Hand over your money or I'll give you #MRSA
From the truth is stranger than fiction department: A man walked into Lucky's Internet Cafe in Sharon, Pennsylvania on Monday and began touching everything in the place before walking up to the cashier. He then threatened to give the cashier MRSA if he didn't hand over the money.
The cashier refused, the man left and was later arrested at a Rite Aid Pharmacy across the street - no doubt attempting to fill his clindamycin script. I suspect the cashier was armed with bottle of alcohol hand rub under the counter, but this is just a guess.