[Michlib-l] MRSA

Bosman, Don dbosman at mail.lib.msu.edu
Tue Jul 1 13:48:40 EDT 2014

First, don’t panic.
From the CDC - Studies show that about one in three (33%) people carry staph in their nose, usually without any illness. Two in 100 people carry MRSA. There are not data showing the total number of people who get MRSA skin infections in the community.
Normal sanitation for colds and influenza will deal with staph.

There are dry anti bacterial sprays. Saniguard Antibacterial Dry Spray is one.
½ cup bleach to a gallon of water works for a sanitizing solution.
Clean up for far worse bacteria utilizes one part bleach to ten parts water.

I would suggest that this is a question that should be directed to your county health department. MRSA is a reportable disease. They should already know who in the community has it and if they are a threat to others.
                Here is a guide published by

http://www.cdc.gov/mrsa/ provides lots of information.

Second, don’t panic. Stress causes more issues than most communicable diseases.
Good luck with your colleagues.

Don Bosman
Information Technologist
MSU Libraries
366 W. Circle Drive  -  Rm.W441
East Lansing, MI 48824-1048

From: michlib-l-bounces at mcls.org [mailto:michlib-l-bounces at mcls.org] On Behalf Of Myla Stuart
Sent: Tuesday, July 01, 2014 1:24 PM
To: michlib-l at mail.mcls.org
Subject: [Michlib-l] MRSA

We have a patron with MRSA.  Does anyone know how to "disinfect" print materials that have been exposed to MRSA patrons?


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Myla-Jean Stuart, Director

Comstock Township Library
6130 King Highway
PO Box 25
Comstock, Michigan 49041

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