Saturday, April 09, 2005

A more balanced view of the MRSA risk

Of the very large numbers of people dealt with by hospitals, 5,000 people die each who are infected by MRSA. But MRSA is only the direct cause of death in one fifth of those cases. Moreover, the much-vaunted improvements in staff hygiene practices will probably only prevent about 15 per cent of cases.

BBC NEWS | Health | How big a threat is MRSA really?


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