Very Few Parents Are Aware Of Drug-Resistant Infections Of Their Children – Part 2 of 3
Twenty-nine of the parents/caregivers said they didn’t skilled in their child had MRSA. Nine of those cases involved children with newly diagnosed MRSA, which means that 20 of the children had been diagnosed with MRSA during past hospitalizations, yet their parents/caregivers said they didn’t know about it. They said they were frustrated and at sixes and sevens about this delayed awareness.
Of the 71 parents/caregivers who knew of their child’s MRSA diagnosis, 63 (89 percent) had concerns; 55 (77 percent) agitated about subsequent MRSA infections; 36 (50 percent) worried about their child spreading MRSA to others; and 11 (16 percent) believed their child’s MRSA diagnosis would cause them to be shunned by friends and classmates. Children with MRSA don’t broach a serious health risk to people outside of the hospital.