Concerns rise as MRSA moves into community

05/11/2006 | USA Today

The dangerous drug-resistant staph infection called methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, once found only in hospitals or nursing homes, is raising concerns as a newer strain increasingly appears in the community. MRSA can cause infections in the young and the fit ranging from deadly bone poisoning to pneumonia, and few pharmaceutical companies have developed new medications to combat the infection.

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