Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, November 18th, 2003
According to a study published in the November 15, 2003, issue of Clinical Infectious Diseases, not only are the rates of MRSA increasing, but newer, drug-resistant strains are appearing at an increasingly fast pace outside the hospital environment.
MRSA is typically spread by direct physical contact and indirect contact through objects such as towels, sheets, clothes and sports equipment. Jails tend to be high-risk areas for MRSA due to the close living conditions and high turnover rates. In contrast to prisons where...
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