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More States Move to Require Hospitals to Screen Patients for MRSA
Date:3/18/2008

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"Many antibiotics are ineffective for treating severe MRSA infections, so it is imperative that aggressive prevention strategies are implemented throughout the country," said McGiffert. "Stopping these infections from occurring in the first place is our best defense."

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