After an encounter with a homeless person at a police station, three Los Angeles Police Department offices have become infected with a highly contagious staph infection.
The infectious outbreak started sometime last week when at the LAPF West Valley station in Reseda brought the arrested homeless person to the station.
The three infected officers are on medical leaving and pending further treatment and test. All are expected to make a full recovery. Since the incident, the station has undergone an intense cleaning of all surfaces to stop the MRSA from spreading.
The LAPD released this statement on the incident:
"The health, safety, and well-being of our Los Angeles Police Department officers is critical and we are ensuring the officers exposed to this disease are cared for. First responders throughout the region and especially here in Los Angeles are constantly responding to incidents that put them at risk of potential exposure to various diseases, and that’s why the Department takes this incident very seriously. All of the work areas that may have been exposed have been disinfected"
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