News Headlines Article

Hospitals see dramatic rise of kids with MRSA
USA Today

The number of children hospitalized with dangerous drug-resistant staph infections surged 10-fold in recent years, a study found. Disease incidence increased from 2 cases to 21 cases per 1,000 hospital admissions from 1999 to 2008. Most infections were caught in the community, not in the hospital.

The study involved methicillin-resistant staph infections, called MRSA.

Commands