October 22nd, 2007

we can't teach what we don't know
  • uu_mom

Health concern, historic bike tour, learn about county religions

Last week I heard the untreatable staff outbreak was the big concern (maybe it still is). Here's the info from Homeland Security's Emergency.org:

About the MRSA Bug...finding its way into the school system Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA) is a type of staph that is resistant to certain antibiotics. These antibiotics include methicillin and other more common antibiotics such as oxacillin, penicillin and amoxicillin. Staph infections, including MRSA, occur most frequently among persons in hospitals and healthcare facilities (such as nursing homes and dialysis centers) who have weakened immune systems but is now making its way into the nation's school system. Staph or MRSA infections in the community are usually manifested as skin infections, such as pimples and boils, and occur in otherwise healthy people.

Hygiene steps to help prevent infection...Practice good hygiene:

* Keep hands clean by washing thoroughly with soap and water or using an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
* Keep cuts and scrapes clean and covered with a bandage until healed.
* Avoid contact with other people's wounds or bandages.
* Avoid sharing personal items such as towels or razors.

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Fall bike ride and tour will showcase county

Anacostia Trails Heritage Area, Inc., in conjunction with the Prince George's County Executive's Office, the Oxon Hill Bicycle and Trail Club and others, will host the Anacostia Trails Fall Foliage Bike Ride & Tour on Saturday, October 27, 2007, from 8:30 AM to 2:00 PM. The event will begin and end at the historic Bladensburg Waterfront Park. more here.

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Learn more about Religions - events sponsored by Girl Scouts - for everyone!

I understand that county officials are invited & I hope they attend. Did you know that "The county is home to over 800 churches, as well as a number of mosques, synagogues, and Hindu temples. Property belonging to religious entities makes up 3,450 acres (14 km²) of land in the county." according to Wikipedia?! Religion is important to Prince Georgians. Do you know what all these people believe? Find out.Collapse )

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