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UCSF Apologizes for Misleading Statements on MRSA

Jim Burroway

January 19th, 2008

The University of San Francisco has posted an apology on their web site:

Statement from UCSF Dept of Public Affairs regarding study on emergence of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus clone USA300 in men who have sex with men

We regret that our recent news report (1-14-08) about an important population-based study on MRSA USA300 with public health implications contained some information that could be interpreted as misleading. We deplore negative targeting of specific populations in association with MRSA infections or other public health concerns, and we will be working to ensure that accurate information about the research is disseminated to the health community and the general public.

Update: This statement resulted from an inquiry from San Francisco activist Michael Petrelis. There’s more information at his web site, including a personal note from UCSF.



January 19th, 2008 | LINK

Weak, almost a non-apology

a. mcewen
January 19th, 2008 | LINK

it’s still an apology. i will take it.

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