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MRSA threats. The news is not good.

Posted on: January 15th, 2014 by mark bauer No Comments

MRSA threats.

Hundreds of thousands of MRSA cases – MRSA threats – each year are not included in government incidence estimates, because the U.S. MRSA threatsCenters for Disease Control and Prevention can track only the sliver of cases that escalate to life-threatening infections. In 2011, the CDC reported 80,500 such cases, but that figure represents less than 20 percent of the hospitalizations that year in which billing data show a MRSA diagnosis. Countless more cases, typically less-serious skin infections, were treated outside hospitals.” — read the article here…