H.Res.988 - Designating the month of March 2008 as "MRSA Awareness Month".110th Congress (2007-2008)
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|Sponsor:||Rep. Matheson, Jim [D-UT-2] (Introduced 02/14/2008)|
|Committees:||House - Energy and Commerce|
|Latest Action:||09/25/2008 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.Res.988 — 110th Congress (2007-2008)All Information (Except Text)
Passed House amended (09/25/2008)
Recognizes the importance of: (1) reducing the transmission of infections in hospitals and ensuring appropriate use of antibiotics to meet patient and public health needs; (2) operational research for finding the best ways of preventing hospital- and community-acquired Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and developing new antibiotics for improving care for MRSA patients; and (3) raising awareness of MRSA and methods of preventing MRSA infections.
Expresses support for the work of advocates, healthcare practitioners, and science-based experts in educating, supporting, and providing hope for individuals and their families affected by community and healthcare associated infections.