Cannon official addresses Group A Streptococcus

By Lt. Col. (Dr.) Kim Bradley: 27th Special Operations Medical Group Many of you may have seen the recent article in the Clovis News Journal and Portales News-Tribune regarding two deaths in individuals with Invasive Group A Streptococcal Disease. While it is uncommon for patients to die due to infection from GAS bacteria, non-life threatening […]

Physician: Several conditions contributed to deaths

By Sharna Johnson: Freedom New Mexico All three patients diagnosed with infections from a deadly invasive bacteria had other health conditions that contributed to the severity of their illness, according to a local physician. The bacteria has killed two of the three patients in Curry County — a 23-year-old pregnant woman

‘Superbug’ infections tracking higher at RGH

By Karl Terry, PNT Managing Editor Roosevelt General Hospital staff members are increasingly concerned about the rise of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, or MRSA infections, at the hospital. Director of Patient Care Gayle Richerson told RGH board members Tuesday at their regular meeting that the percentage of staph infections that turn out to be the MRSA […]

Official: ‘Super bug’ not new threat

By Sharna Johnson: Freedom New Mexico Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus areus, otherwise known as MRSA, is here. Actually, it’s been here for years, according to C. Mac Sewell, New Mexico state epidemiologist. Increased public attention has schools and hospitals in Clovis and Portales getting out information on the bacteria. Sewell said MRSA, one of several types of […]