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Fighting for global action and awareness

August 19, 2011
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CHICAGO — The third Annual World MRSA Day Kickoff Event and Global MRSA Summit will be held October 1, 2011, according to a press release.

The 2011 Global theme is: "The MRSA Epidemic – A Call to Action," the release stated.

"The rapidly escalating human suffering and loss of life from methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in the U.S. and in other countries needs to be recognized and an immediate international response for prevention, awareness and education is imperative," said Jeanine Thomas founder of MRSA Survivors Network and World MRSA Day.

According to the release, a study released this year shows a projection of MRSA infections in the United States to rise from 2.9 million to 4.2 million from 2009-2015 and skin infection treatment days in the United States are projected to rise from 20 million to 30 million from 2009-2015 and with a yearly estimated cost of $9.5 billion.

The World MRSA Day Kickoff event and Global MRSA Summit on October 1, 2011 at Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine will broadcast live via web stream and bring together MRSA experts, MRSA survivors, family members, health officials, university students and the community to learn more about MRSA and to help raise awareness, the release noted.

Click here to read the complete release.

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