Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Superbug defies antibiotics -- baltimoresun.com

Superbug defies antibiotics -- baltimoresun.com: "For Kerri Cardello McKoy, mother of four, a trip to the hospital to treat a broken nose in 2003 seemed routine. But what followed wasn't: a raging MRSA infection that cost her both legs below the knee, a collapsed lung and four months in a hospital bed, much of it in a drug-induced coma.

'When I think about it, it makes me want to cry,' she says.

Almost five years later, public health officials, hospitals and legislators are still arguing over the best way to curb MRSA, the drug-resistant bug that cost the Annapolis woman her legs and could be killing up to 19,000 people a year nationwide."


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