Hospitals see a jump in childhood MRSA infections

05/17/2010 | Google

A study in Pediatrics of 25 U.S. hospitals found that the number of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infections among children increased roughly tenfold between 1999 and 2008. The report, which found 21 cases of MRSA per 1,000 hospital admissions, also noted that most of the staph infections were contracted outside the hospital setting.

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