Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, March 25th, 2003
Doctors at the Fenway Community Health Center last fall started seeing patients with pneumonia, sinus infections, and skin conditions caused by methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, or MRSA - a bacteria usually caught only in hospitals by patients already sick.
All five men were treated and have recovered without lasting complications. But doctors are worried about the incidence of this bacterium, resistant to traditional antibiotics, outside hospitals and nursing homes.
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