New research highlights MRSA hazards for responders

Improved infection control practices are warranted to reduce MRSA exposures, say researchers

Life Science Weekly

TUSCON, Ariz. — New research, 'Exposure of emergency medical responders to methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus,' is the subject of a report.

According to recent research from the United States, "Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infections result in 19,000 deaths a year in the United States. Epidemiologic studies have shown that community-acquired infections are increasing dramatically, and strains typical of community infections are increasingly detected in hospital populations."

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