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MRSA superbug much more common in U.S. than UK

Reuters, October 21, 2010

They show Americans are more than six times as likely as Britons to contract the superbug in the community, although rates of hospital infections are about the same.

"This is the first time we compared rates of MRSA bloodstream infections between US and England," said Dr. Fernanda Lessa, of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta. "So, the findings are new to us."

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