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MRSA infections rise at academic medical centers: study
Modern Healthcare

Infections caused by methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus doubled at academic medical centers between 2003 and 2008, according to a study published in the August issue of the journal Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, putting the rate of hospitalization at almost one out of every 20 patients. “The rapid increase means that the number of people hospitalized with recorded MRSA infections exceeded the number hospitalized with AIDS and influenza combined in each of the last three years of the survey: 2006, 2007 and 2008,” Michael David, one of the study’s authors and an assistant professor of medicine at the University of Chicago, said in a news release.