Youth Services Law

Teen Dies from H1N1 virus

A teenager in Texas died last month from swine flu. What struck me about this particular report is that he also had an MRSA infection at the time. Last year, a report in Pediatrics magazine noted a five-fold increase in flu deaths where a child also had MRSA. Given the prevalence of MRSA in many communities, youth-serving organizations need to be as alert to the symptoms of MRSA as to flu symptoms.

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