The Hampton Virginia Health Department confirmed a case of MRSA at a local nursing home. A resident at the Coliseum Park Nursing Home on Marcella Road contracted the infection and is being treated at the facility. The facility has also identified another case of MRSA according to the Hampton Health Department, but the second patient reportedly has no symptoms and is not being put on any antibiotics.
All nursing home should be on “High Alert” for MRSA in their residents and, if symptoms of the illness are present, immediately advise the resident’s family and attending physician in order that prompt medical attention can be provided. Prompt medical care is especially important in residents with open wounds.