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Wireless Sensors Help Scientists Map Staph Spread Inside Hospital
National Public Radio

Whatever lands you in the hospital or nursing home also puts you at risk for acquiring an infection, possibly one that’s resistant to antibiotic treatment.

Staph infections are common problems in health care facilities, and many Staphylcoccus aureus bacteria are now resistant to drug treatment. Chances are you’ve heard of MRSA, which is the kind of staph that isn’t susceptible to methicillin, the antibiotic that used to be a silver bullet.

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