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Study shows gays more likely to contract MRSA infection than general population
15 Jan 2008
A new, drug resistant form of staph infection appears to be spreading amongst gay men in San Francisco, according to researchers at San Francisco General Hospital.
A new, drug resistant form of staph infection appears to be spreading amongst gay men in San Francisco, according to researchers at San Francisco General Hospital. Called MRSA, or Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus, the bacteria once confined to hospital patients, is now stalking the city’s gay residential area, said Binh An Diep, a researcher at San Francisco General Hospital and lead author of a report in the journal, Annals of Internal Medicine. By Gene Koprowski, Editor-in-Chief
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