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7 in 10 Ambulances Positive for Staph Isolates
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Drug-resistant strains of infectious bacteria are hitching a ride into hospitals through an under-appreciated path—the ambulance—according to a sample of 71 Chicago-area emergency response vehicles.

The researchers, led by James Rago of the Lewis University Department of Biology in Romeoville and members of the Orland Fire Protection District in Illinois, obtained samples from 26 sites in 71 ambulances from 34 Chicago area municipalities.