A CDC report showed that in the U.S., about 29 people out of 100,000 are infected with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus annually compared with 11 people in the U.K. In terms of out-of-hospital infections, the report showed that 22 out of 100,000 are infected in the U.S. yearly compared with 3.5 in the U.K. The differences could be explained by the varying ways the two countries monitor infections and by patient population demographics.

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