Study indicates possible increase in MRSA bug

07/29/2008 | (Oakland, Calif.)

The number of skin abscesses that are commonly associated with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus has more than doubled in the past eight years and more than tripled in young patients, according to a new study. Some see this as a sign of an increase in the MRSA bug, but the researchers noted a leveling off during the final year of the study.

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