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Staph infection outbreak among inmates at jail goes untreated for months

Inmates at Miami-Dade County jail were infected by a highly contagious, antibiotic-restistant strain of staph infection. Corrections medical officials initially misdiagnosed the disease, did not notify the public and delayed treatment. The outbreak continued for months before treatment.

Source: summary of medical news story as reported by Miam New Times

Related Disease Topics:

  • Staph Infection
  • Antibiotic-resistant staph

Article Source Details

About: Staph infection outbreak among inmates at jail goes untreated for months

Date: 10 June 2004

Source: Miam New Times

Author: Tristram Korten

URL: http://www.miaminewtimes.com/issues/2004-06-10/korten.html

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