CHICAGO, Oct. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — ‘The MRSA Epidemic – A Call to Action’ is this year’s global theme. United States government MRSA infection rates are vastly inaccurate and under reported in the United States with a significant lack of transparency worldwide. “MRSA must immediately become a top political priority,” states Jeanine R. Thomas, founder of MRSA Survivors Network and World MRSA Day.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has responded to the Ebola crisis in W. Africa, but has completely ignored the ongoing MRSA epidemic in the United States and in other countries for decades. The CDC’s continued inaction in the United States has cost hundreds of thousands of lives in the U.S. alone and millions of Americans have become colonized and infected. Americans are suffering with infections with inadequate or no medical insurance and an increasing number of MRSA victims have lost their homes, jobs and become permanently disabled. MRSA infections are destroying and shattering entire families.