MRSA may be treated with single-dose antibiotic

June 5, 2014 1:51 PM

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MRSA may be treated with single-dose antibiotic

A new, single-dose antibiotic may be as effective as traditional treatment against methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), a dangerous strain of antibiotic-resistant bacteria.

In a new study from Duke Medicine in Durham, N.C., researchers found that the new drug, oritavancin, is as effective as the current standard treatment for the skin infection, which requires a twice-daily antibiotic infusion administered for up to 10 days. According to the Centers for Disease Control...

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