CDC study: MRSA evades usual antibiotics

10/27/2008 | Wall Street Journal, The

A CDC study found that 10% of 824 samples of the most common community strain of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus were able to escape the effects of antibiotics such as clindamycin and tetracycline. MRSA strains are becoming more drug-resistant and are developing into more dangerous forms by swapping genes with other bacteria in hospitals.

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