A once-rare drug-resistant germ now appears to cause more than half of all skin infections treated in U.S. emergency rooms…
Many victims mistakenly thought they just had spider bites that wouldn’t heal, not drug-resistant staph bacteria.
Only a decade ago, these germs were hardly ever seen outside of hospitals and nursing homes.
Doctors also were caught off-guard — most of them unwittingly prescribed medicines that do not work against the bacteria.
“It is time for physicians to realize just how prevalent this is…”, said researchers who documented the superbug’s startling spread in the general population.
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Rutala points out that more than 30 million food-borne infections have been estimated to occur each year, resulting in more than 9,000 deaths.