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Friday, December 24, 2010

New MRSA strain found in Isle of Man

Via BBC News :

" A new strain of the superbug MRSA has been found in the Isle of Man, the Department of Health (DoH) has confirmed.

The DoH said it had recently detected a small number of cases of a bacterium called MRSA USA 300.

The strain mostly affects young, fit and healthy people, is transmitted in sports centres, gyms, and pools and can cause serious infection, the DoH said.

Like all strains, it is resistant to many antibiotics, it added."

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