Archive for October, 2007

More people died in 2005 from MRSA infections in the United States than from AIDS

A recent report from the CDC reveals that MRSA infections may be more common than previously suspected. Infections with MRSA are approaching epidemic levels in some parts of the United States, according to the CDC. The highest rates are in the southern parts of the U.S., including Atlanta, Los Angeles and Texas.

Recently students in at least six states have been infected with MRSA, and three of the children have died. Also, six football players at one North Carolina high school, seven students at three West Virginia schools and two teens in Connecticut have been diagnosed with MRSA infections.

Source: CDC/Journal of the American Medical Association October 2007