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Infections with drug-resistant strain found to be more prevalent in IL hospitals than thought

Chicago Tribune, February 18, 2009
Drug-resistant staph infections are more common in Illinois hospital patients than previously thought, according to new data from the Illinois Hospital Association. But the overwhelming majority of hospital patients with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, or MRSA, were already infected before being admitted, the data suggests. The findings highlight how prevalent the drug-defying bacteria have become in Illinois communities as well as the importance of measures to stem the spread of infections.