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Medical News, Public Health: Serious MRSA infections doubled in U.S. over a 6 year period

Disturbing news on the public health front regarding the spread of “super bugs” which are resistant to conventional antibiotic therapy was recently reported in the December 2007 issue of the journal Emerging Infectious Diseases (Volume 13, Issue 12) entitled “Hospitalizations and Deaths due to Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), United States, 1999-2005” by authors Eili Klein, David L. Smith and Ramanan Laxminarayan. This article is available free for anyone to open and read from the link above.

View a press release about this research, dated Nov 28 2007, from The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation by clicking here: news release.

Also see MedlinePlus.gov for a sourcepage on MRSA-facts, additional news and clinical links, at: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/mrsa.html

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One response to “Medical News, Public Health: Serious MRSA infections doubled in U.S. over a 6 year period

  1. creaky15 December 7, 2007 at 6:36 PM

    In a brief article dated Nov 29 2007, BBC reports on pajamas lined with 2% silver to guard against MRSA infections! Read all these “Sleep Safe” pajamas now being sold in the UK at: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/7118482.stm

    Creaky

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