Saturday, December 30, 2006

Muslims 'refuse anti-MRSA gel'

The Sun Online

Some Muslims are undermining the battle to rid Britain’s hospitals of killer infections by refusing to wash their hands when visiting sick relatives.
We have those devices in hospitals here, but I have only seem hospital staff using them, but they use them everytime they leave a patients room. I am sure that if they put up signd asking visitors to use them, they would.
Dispensers containing anti-bacterial gel have been placed outside wards at hospitals all over Britain in a bid to get rid of superbugs like MRSA and PVL.
MRSA is Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. and PVL is Panton valentine leukocidin, MRSA strains can also contain genes that encode the PVL toxin, responsible for furunculosis, severe necrotizing pneumonia, and necrotic lesions of the skin and soft tissues. You definitely don't want to get either one, because they are resistent to most antibiotics, and they can do serious damage. Nor all of the staff in a hospital wear clothes. There are more than 30 species in the staph family of bacteria, and they can cause different kinds of illnesses. But most staph infections are caused by the species Staphylococcus aureus, and if you get one that has developed a resistance to most antibotics it is said to be MRSA.
It prevents people bringing in more infections. But some Muslims refuse to use the hand cleansers on religious grounds because they contain alcohol. Health watchdogs are so concerned they intend to meet with NHS bosses in the New Year to try and hammer out a solution.
If it is a hospital employee that refuses; fire them. If it is a visitor, tell them they can no longer visit.

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