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Saturday, December 31, 2005

Superbug that eats flesh is on the loose

Volkswagen wanted for questioning!

"As if threats of pandemic superflu weren't enough, yet another new and potentially fatal 'superbug' is spreading worldwide — including in Tucson.

No mere threat, this bug has infected hundreds of Tucsonans already and hospitalized dozens, some with life-threatening illness.
Appearing at first as just a pimple, maybe a small cut, the infection often is mistaken by many victims — and their doctors — for a spider bite, delaying vital treatment.
Known as MRSA — methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus or 'mersa' — it is in fact a highly contagious bacteria that has developed strong resistance to most antibiotics, making it hard to treat and setting the stage for dangerous invasive disease." (more) Superbug that eats flesh is on the loose | www.azstarnet.com ®

(via j-walk)


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