Deadly Superbug Evades Hospital Screening

Efforts to screen patients for drug-resistant staph infections at the time of their hospital admissions appear to be ineffective in stemming the spread of the potentially deadly "superbug" known as MRSA, new research suggests. The finding is the latest bad news for the control of the bacteria MRSA — short for methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus. The germ, which doctors believe gained its drug-resistant properties from years of inappropriate antibiotic use, garnered headlines in October...Full Story
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