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Dangerous skin infections hit home

Wall Street Journal (subscription required), October 16, 2008
About 85% of MRSA infections can be traced back to a hospital stay and two-thirds occur after a patient has arrived back home. But 15% of the infections can't be linked to a hospitalization. These patients often show up first at a doctor's office for treatment, and Benjamin Brewer, MD, says this is why hand washing and disinfecting surfaces in physician practices is absolutely crucial.