MRSA Outbreak: Entire Reseda Police Station Disinfected after 3 LAPD Officers Placed on Medical Leave

May 07, 2019 - 9:17 am

LAPD says it disinfected an entire police station— over fears of a MRSA outbreak— that could be connected to officer interaction with homeless people. 

The LAPD is looking into the reported infections of some of its officers in Reseda with a so-called superbug after dealing with the homeless. 

Three Los Angeles Police Department officers have been infected with MRSA at the West Valley station in Reseda.

According to a watch commander, the outbreak started a few days ago.

Police officials don’t have a definitive source of the infection but it is believed to be the result of interacting with the homeless population.

The station is reportedly undergoing cleaning and the department is working to stop the MRSA from spreading.

The three officers, who were infected, are reported to be on medical leave pending treatment and testing. 

According to the CDC, MRSA can cause skin infections and in some cases, it causes pneumonia (lung infection) and other infections.

-KNX 1070