Tuesday, June 05, 2007

From A Socialite's Life: "Paris Hilton may be facing a serious threat at the Lynwood Correction Facility where she is currently serving her 45-day sentence for violating her probation. The women's prison is rife with staph infection, with over 402 inmates diagnosed with the serious infection last year alone!

For every 1,000 inmates that enter the facility, 13 will contract some version of this infection that is caused by the staphylococcus bacteria.

Elizabeth Bancroft, an Epidemiologist for The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, spoke with INSIDE EDITION about the seriousness of the staph strain that is spreading through out the women's prison.

"MRSA is a kind of staph infection that means it's resistant to the first line of antibiotics we usually use to treat staph infection," she continues, "That is the kind that is so prevalent right now or so common in the jail."

Sick. But funny if she catches it.

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