Researchers find drug-resistant bacteria in bedbugs

05/11/2011 | HealthDay News

Canadian researchers who screened five bedbugs taken from three hospital patients in Vancouver, British Columbia, found that the bugs contained methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus and vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecium. The discovery indicates that bedbugs could serve as an unnoticed vessel in which drug-resistant bacteria can thrive and spread in crowded areas, according to the study published in the CDC's Emerging Infectious Diseases journal.

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