NIAGARA FALLS – A superbug outbreak at Greater Niagara General Hospital has been declared over.
The outbreak of MRSA – also known as Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus – was declared on July 3 as the normal threshold for cases of this type was higher than normal.
There are currently seven cases attributed to the outbreak on the Trillium unit, hospital officials said Monday.
Enhanced cleaning and all other infection prevention and control measures will remain in place.
Staphylococcus aureus is a bacteria that lives on the skin and mucous membranes of healthy people. Occasionally S. aureus can cause an infection. When S. aureus develops resistance to certain antibiotics, it is called Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus.
MRSA is spread from one person to another by contact, usually on the hands.
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