By Baxter Colburn
A local farmer is being heralded as the Persons of the Year, a part of the Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus or MRSA Survivors Network. Lynn Utesch, a local farmer and member of Kewaunee Cares, received the award for his work with battling MRSA. Utesch outlines how his research led to the receiving of this prestigious award.
MRSA is a gram-positive bacterium that is genetically different from other strains of Staphylococcus aureus. MRSA is responsible for several difficult-to-treat infections in humans. The MRSA Survivors Network is an organization that represents the survivors of MRSA and continues to advocate for ongoing education and awareness of the issue in both hospitals and through the community.