Ohio Senator Sherrod Brown to reintroduce “superbugs” legislation


Ohio Senator Sherrod Brown to reintroduce “superbugs” legislation

Examiner – Recent reports of Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) outbreaks in the Mentor School District in Northeast Ohio have caused Ohio US Senator Sherrod Brown-D to issue a press release saying he will reintroduce legislation to address antibiotic-resistant infections.

Brown introduced the Strategies to Address Antimicrobial Resistance (STAAR) Act during the 110thCongress (Jan. 2007-Jan. 2009) with Utah Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT).

The Senator said the following:

“Just a few short years ago, Ohio saw more than a dozen outbreaks of MRSA. These two new outbreaks of the infection in Northeast Ohio are a wake-up call that the issue of ‘superbugs’—antibiotic-resistant infections—has not gone away. That’s why I plan, this Congress, to reintroduce legislation addressing antibiotic-resistant conditions. These infections are not only dangerous, but incredibly disruptive to the schools, hospitals, workplaces, and sports teams where they’re contracted.”

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