MRSA Superbug

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According to the U.S. government, a drug-resistant staf superbug called methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is now responsible for infections in as many as 90,000 Americans every year. The bacteria can be carried by healthy people, living on their skin or in their noses, and spreads through hospitals, prisons, gyms and locker rooms, and in poor urban neighborhoods. Although drug-resistant staph cases historically only result in mild skin infections, those that enter the bloodstream or destroy flesh and can turn deadly.

Links:
2007/09/13: FMBS – Tackling Superbugs
2007/06/11: FMBS – Assassin Bugs in Canada?
2007/10: CDC – Rapid increase of MRSA, Copenhagen
2007/10/16: Boston Globe – Staph fatalities may exceed AIDS deaths
2007/10/16: JAMA – Invasive MRSA Infections in the United States
2007/10/17: IHT – Bacterial infection killed almost 19,000 in 2005
2007/11/07: Salon – Is the way we raise our food…

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