New Law Looks To Detect Deadly Staph Infection In Hospitals 

Maine hospitals will soon have a new rule to abide by. It’s a new law that requires the screening of high risk patients for a nasty infection called MRSA when they’re admitted to hospitals.Today a group of nurses explained the new law and what it’s designed to do. One of the nurses is Kathy Day. Her father was taken to a hospital for treatment of a broken ankle when he contracted mersa and died. Day says the law is a first step towards preventing the spread of the potentially deadly, drug resistant, staph infection. “The risk is for patients to catch the infection,” she says, “there’s a risk if they test positive to spread the infection so it’s for their own protection, it’s also for the protection of other patients in the hospital. It’s very important to know your status when you come in to a hospital.”