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MRSA 'Super Bug' Prevalent in Nursing Homes, Study Finds
Date:2/15/2013

ilitary facilities and child-care centers.

Also, the super bug was less common at admission than later on, suggesting that residents are transmitting it.

The community-acquired strain of MRSA was also more common in nursing homes with more Hispanic residents. Researchers think Hispanics may be at higher risk because of factors related to their culture or their genetics. It wasn't more common among nursing homes with poorer residents.

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For more about MRSA, see the U.S. National Library of Medicine.

-- Randy Dotinga

SOURCE: Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America, news release, Feb. 11, 2013


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