Published in Medical Letter on the CDC and FDA, March 30th, 2003
The MRSA bacterium, or methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, can be resistant to many antibiotics. It has long been a serious problem in hospitals and nursing homes, where it infects the wounds of patients weakened by disease or injury. But it now appears that a new strain is emerging that spreads through skin contact and can even infect healthy people, according to an article in the March 8, 2003, New Scientist (www.newscientist.com).
"We are greatly concerned that MRSA has emerged in the...
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