MIKE SIEGEL / THE SEATTLE TIMES
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How our hospitals unleashed a MRSA epidemic
First steps to infection control, but isolation is key The burn team uses MRSA contact precautions as it tends to a patient in isolation at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. Visitors and staff must wear gowns, masks and gloves before entering the patient's room. But at overcrowded Harborview, MRSA patients can't always be isolated.