Western Mass. hospitals vigilant in disinfecting medical equipment associated with drug resistant bacteria

February 25, 2015 12:05 PM

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According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, drug-resistant bacteria infect more than two million people annually and are responsible for at least 23,000 deaths.

It is the nature of bacteria to develop resistance over time to antibiotics, especially if the drugs are over prescribed. Drug resistant bacteria are referred to as superbugs, and among the most well known is the methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, or MRSA. MRSA, which is resistant to most ...

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