- Are California hospitals doing enough to stop MRSA? Source: KPIX-TV San Francisco (Thursday March 20, 2008)
The public is kept in the dark about MRSA and other hospital infections
- North state patient's recovery stalled by persistent infection Source: Sacramento BEE Unpublishing; moved behind paywall (gf, 03.30.2009 (Saturday March 15, 2008)
“This is preventable,” said Colas, angry and anxious to get back home. “People don’t have to get staph infections.”
- MRSA 'Superbug' Becoming More Resistant Source: MSNBC (Wednesday March 5, 2008)
‘They Can Adapt to Virtually any Pressure That We Expose Them To,’ Doctors Say
- Superbug order creates controversy Source: Sacramento Bee Unpublishing; moved behind paywall (gf, 03.30.2009 (Friday February 15, 2008)
California now requires reporting of serious MRSA cases, but leaves out cases acquired in hospitals
- California hospitals must report serious community acquired MRSA cases Source: San Francisco Chronicle (Friday February 15, 2008)
But new state requirement fails to require reporting of hospital acquired MRSA
- California bill will address hospital infection rates and the problem of MRSA Source: LA Times (Thursday December 20, 2007)
Articles highlight the work of activist Carole Moss, whose son, Nile, died of a MRSA infection and nine hospitals that prevented 600 infections using a data-mining program to flag infections early to stop them from being passed to other patients.
- Time to clean up hospital infections Source: San Francisco Chronicle (Tuesday September 14, 2004)
Legislation that California lawmakers have sent to Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger for his approval is aimed at making hospital-acquired infections far less likely.
- Focus on hospital-acquired infections bill on CA governor's desk Source: San Francisco Chronicle (9/11/04 (Saturday September 11, 4)
Sen. Jackie Speier, D-Hillsborough, wants to give consumers more information about hospital-acquired infection rates and try to prevent the upward of 9,000 deaths a year attributed to these types of infections in California.