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Drug-resistant, sometimes lethal infections rising in Georgia

Atlanta Journal-Constitution, May 8, 2008
MRSA strains are increasingly infecting people in Georgia, even outside of healthcare settings. In Georgia, more than 1,700 people have been hospitalized in the past three years with severe MRSA infections, according to reports filed with the state health department. At least 62 have died, including several children with a deadly form of MRSA pneumonia.