Daily Revolt

May 28, 2007

Drug-Resistant Bugs on Rise Outside Hospital: Study

We need to worry about the rise of super bacteria that cannot be treated with drugs. The potential for catastrophic plagues should be taken more seriously than it is. Its when a potential danger is ignored that it becomes a crisis:
Drug-resistant bacteria are infecting more people in community settings such as prisons and public housing, and not just in hospitals where such "superbugs" can run rampant, researchers said on Monday.

Over a five-year period, researchers at a Chicago hospital found a seven-fold increase in drug-resistant staph infections that had been contracted outside of any hospital.

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