TITLE

LURKING DANGER

AUTHOR(S)
Markley, Rick
PUB. DATE
June 2008
SOURCE
Fire Chief;Jun2008, Vol. 52 Issue 6, p50
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents a study about firefighters treated for Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infestations in the U.S. According to the study, between July 2004 and December 2005, there were 94,000 cases of invasive MRSA and nearly 19,000 deaths, about a 5% mortality rate. Details on the two basic varieties of MRSA are also considered.
ACCESSION #
33023693

 

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