LAPD Has MRSA Outbreak Inside Department, At Least 3 Officers Infected

At least three Los Angeles police officers have contracted a highly contagious form of staph infection.

Los Angeles, CA – At least three Los Angeles police officers have contracted a highly contagious form of staph infection that is resistant to some antibiotics.

Symptoms of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) include headaches, rash, chills, muscle aches, fever, cough, fatigue, chest pain, and shortness of breath, KABC reported.

It can also cause severe blood and bone infections, according to KCBS.

MRSA is notoriously difficult to treat in many cases, because it is resistant to multiple antibiotics.

“If left untreated, MRSA infections can become severe and cause sepsis – the body’s extreme response to an infection,” according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website.

Sepsis conditions can rapidly lead to organ failure, tissue damage, and death.

The Los Angeles Police Department’s (LAPD) West Valley station in Reseda, where all three of the affected officers were stationed, has been disinfected, KABC reported.

"The health, safety, and wellbeing of our Los Angeles Police Department officers is critical and we are ensuring the officers exposed to this disease are cared for,” the department said in a press release on Tuesday.

Police said that the outbreak began sometime during the past week, KCBS reported.

The infection was likely spread during interaction with the area’s homeless population, but an exact source has not been identified.

The department has made every effort to stop further spread of the aggressive bacteria, KABC reported.

“First responders throughout the region and especially here in Los Angeles are constantly responding to incidents that put them at risk of potential exposure to various diseases, and that's why the Department takes this incident very seriously,” the agency said. “All of the work areas that may have been exposed have been disinfected."

All three of the infected officers are currently on medical leave, as they undergo treatment and testing, KCBS reported.

Comments (12)
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yelyana
yelyana

Thanks to the liberal policies that are turning LA into a third world country. All the officers need to get hazardous duty pay.

RetSgt
RetSgt

Happened with Minneapolis Police too. Several officers came down with staph infections.

Caroparks53
Caroparks53

Thank liberals who care more about placing illegals in housing than our own citizens. Craziest law ive evervheard of is if in your younger years u made mistake n got drug charge or felony ubr not eligible for help with rent or food stamps when u r retirement age or disabled. Yet illegals r placed in a home n given food stamps n health care. CRAZY LAWS

ChasingYesterday
ChasingYesterday

LA and SF now look like shithole countries instead of the once beautiful cities they used to be. The Liberal focus is all on impeachment instead of figuring out how to clean up the mess they've created. Their obsession with DJT is borderline psychotic. Those morons live rent free in his head. And for the people that keep voting for them, good job, this is on you too. Jerry Brown was the worst and you turn around and vote someone in just as bad. I'm so thankful I don't live there anymore.

Libssuckroyally
Libssuckroyally

Not only LA & SF, look at NE liberally run City and or state and it's a shit hole! Baltimore Chicago Detroit NYC are all shitholes because Democrats run them. They don't care about LEO'S, First Responders, the wiggle people that live there or the visitors! All they give a damn about as the illegal population because to them it's another vote against DJT. The liberal side is so afraid of our great president because he cares about our great country and its citizens as well as our veterans and Military and all LEO'S and they cannot stand that. TRUMP 2020🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸