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MRSA strikes House of Representatives gym

April 16, 2009
WASHINGTON — The gym that is used as a workout and recreational facility by some of Washington''s most powerful and influential people has been invaded by Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), according to InjuryBoard.com.
As a precautionary measure, the House of Representatives gym has been thoroughly disinfected with Simple Green D Pro 3 disinfectant and anyone who frequents the facility has been provided with literature about the infection, the story stated.
The House Chief Administrative Officer said: "A House employee has reportedly contracted Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA). That House employee is also a member of the House Staff Fitness Center (HSFC)."
Some lawmakers often sleep in their offices and use the gym facilities to shower, the story noted.
It remains unknown how or where the employee contracted the infection, the story added.
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