Staph germs harder than ever to treat, studies say
Drug-resistant staph bacteria picked up in ordinary community settings are increasingly acquiring "superbug" attributes and causing far more serious illnesses than they have in the past, doctors have reported. These germs used to be easier to treat than the dangerous forms of staph found in hospitals and nursing homes: a CDC study found that at least 10% of cases involving the most common community strain were able to evade the antibiotics typically used to treat them.
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