Amid concerns about the MRSA strain of staph, the City of Amarillo attempted to calm fears and answer questions about the infection.
The city says it first noticed a problem with the drug-resistant strain in our area five years ago.
It then asked hospitals to report suspected MRSA cases on a voluntary basis.
Dr. Rush Pierce of the city's Health Department says based on the information from hospitals, MRSA cases have increased by 100 every year since 2003.