Monday, May 16, 2011

Loyola Medicine - Some bed bugs carry MRSA

Loyola Medicine News Press Release:


BED BUGS WITH MRSA SUPERBUG SUPERBAD NEWS FOR CHICAGO


As if the recent resurgence of bed bugs wasn’t bad enough, Canadian researchers have found some of the little blood-sucking critters carrying methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, the potentially deadly superbug known as MRSA.

Added to that, the researchers also found bed bugs with vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecium, or VRE, another potentially deadly antibiotic-resistant bacteria.

But to make matters worse locally, a recent survey by a national pest-control company has found that Chicago is the fifth-most bed-bug-infested city in the United States.

Read more at Loyola Student Dispatch - Chicago fifth-most infected city with bed bugs.



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