6/4/2008

At least 24 otherwise healthy, young people died due to Staphylococcus aureus-caused pneumonia during the 2006-07 flu season, CDC researchers reported Tuesday. The drug-resistant form MRSA was responsible for many of the deaths. The findings indicate that the disease "can strike otherwise very healthy people" and that it may affect planning for the coming flu season, the study's lead author said.

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