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MRSA & In-Home Daycare
Started by Joy
Posted: April 6, 2010 at 11:35
My friend has recently started an in home daycare at her place of
residence...Her daughter has had a very bad MRSA infection where she had to
be hospitalized this week, and now her daughter is home but her youngest
daughter 6 mos now has MRSA...My friend keeps telling me that the type of
MRSA her kids have is not contagious but I'm having a super hard time
believing her...Since she is doesn't believe MRSA is contagious she doesn't treat
her home and the infections with the type of sterilization/cleanliness I believe
they need to be practicing since they don't even cover the wounds...I'm very
concerned for the kids she watches in her home while her two y/old and 6 mos
old currenlty have active infections....she is supposed to be watching my two
toddlers next month for daycare but I'm scared...The questions I have are is
ther a non contagious MRSA? If not how would be the best way to approach her
on the topic? And is it safe for her to be running the daycare in her home while
her two daughters are running the active infections (uncovered) around her
house? Thanks....
Re: MRSA & In-Home Daycare
Reply #1 by ladyk
Posted: April 6, 2010 at 12:18
Joy -

In answer to your questions...

["The questions I have are is ther a non contagious MRSA?"]


["If not how would be the best way to approach her on the topic?"]

In my opinion best way to approach anyone who is uneducated about a particular topic is through education. If approach is strained perhaps try “Can we talk? I’d like to show you something I’ve recently learned.”

MRSA is a pathogenic (disease causing) contagion passed about from human to human, and is capable of crossing species barrier - meaning animals and humans can pass MRSA bacteria back and forth. Information from CDC (Center of Disease Control) will help support your cross contamination concerns.

Community-associated Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (CA-MRSA)

There are volumes of information concerning MRSA's communicable abilities on forum and throughout the web. As well you may find the forum’s associated website informational to pass along to her.


["And is it safe for her to be running the daycare in her home while her two daughters are running the active infections (uncovered) around her house?"]


You have an opportunity to make a difference in several people’s lives by divulging what you know and leading others to concrete information that supports your concerns. Best case scenario is... everyone learns how best to protect themselves.

Best wishes,

Re: MRSA & In-Home Daycare
Reply #2 by Just curios
Posted: April 17, 2010 at 04:09
How would you feel if someone died from this? How would you feel if your child got this. I am serious. I think you may want to just fade out of that friendship..because from what you are saying, it has nothing to do with MRSA it has to do with your friend lieing to you. Find anohter daycare and find a friend who is honest. I have a friend with MRSA and she was very honest with me..and told me every precaustion to take..she wasn't worried about our friendship as much as she was worried about my children. We are still freinds because of her honesty.

Re: MRSA & In-Home Daycare
Reply #3 by ladyk
Posted: April 17, 2010 at 17:21
Just curios -

You would do best on forum to stick with 'one' name.

["Re: I have MRSA
Reply #12 by MK Posted: April 17, 2010 at 04:03

My very best friend just got MRSA, she has had drainage and all. Our children grew up together. We have gone through everything together. She is like a sister to me. However, I have a grandchild..she is my life. My friend tells me that I can come around when she does not have a boil or drainage. Is she right? When reading up on this, it says that the germs are always there. I have asked her a few questions, but it has broken her heart. My son said, if you go around her, don't come around my daughter. My daughter in law is a nurse. I am so sad, and confused. I will not choose my freind over my grandchild..any advice?"]

Thank you,
Re: MRSA & In-Home Daycare
Reply #4 by ladyk
Posted: April 17, 2010 at 21:09
Just curios/MK -

In response to your posts...

In my opinion… ‘true’ friendship is one of sustained mutual trust through actions as well as words, learning, teaching, and caring for one as your own in all respects.

It would be my suggestion that your entire family circle (including friends and acquaintances - daycares, teachers, etc.) should discuss this matter and determine (accurately based on facts) how best to protect ALL of you, and others by controlling MRSA bacteria. I repeat… and others. ALL. We are all in this together. MRSA is a human contagion. I’ll add… it has been proven not only is MRSA bacteria a human contagion, it is capable of crossing species barrier. That is an important distinction amongst system invaders, and depicts MRSA’s aggressive, capable nature. MRSA is a pathogenic (disease causing) contagion. MRSA death statistics show many human lives are lost when one is overcome by this aggressive bacteria. MRSA warrants a deep, safe, universal, solution based, actionable look and plan of control - as it spreads globally. A glance at the bottom of website MRSA AMERICA & Beyond reflects this fact by showing the many countries who have found us thus far while one has been searching the internet for MRSA information.

Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) was responsible for an estimated 94,000 life-threatening infections and 18,650 deaths in 2005, CDC researchers report in the Oct. 17 issue of The Journal of the American Medical Association.

That same year, roughly 16,000 people in the U.S. died from AIDS, according to CDC figures. The national estimate is more than double the invasive MRSA prevalence reported by CDC researchers five years earlier, says researcher R. Monina Klevens, DDS, MPH. "MRSA infections are an important public health problem that can no longer be ignored,"

Reported in 2007...

CHICAGO — More than 90,000 Americans get potentially deadly infections each year from a drug-resistant staph "superbug," the government reported Tuesday in its first overall estimate of invasive disease caused by the germ.

Today, MRSA kills more than all those who die from AIDS, breast cancer, and car accidents - combined.

You wrote… your daughter-in-law is a nurse. If she works in an establishment (any public arena) the chances of her passing MRSA to your son and grand child are equally a serious risk as cross contamination from any source - known or unknown.

Learn all you can, be proactive rather than reactive, support your immune system - supplement that which the body lacks from diet, and maintain flora balance inside and out.

Best to you,
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