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New community MRSA strain identified

Scientists have identified a highly resistant strain of MRSA, which is particularly common in the gay community of San Francisco.The strain, called USA300 is most common in the city’s Castro District, where it had an incidence rate of 170 cases per 100,000 persons.It can cause severe illnesses such as necrotising fasciitis, sepsis, endocarditis and pneumonia and can affect healthy people in the community lacking in traditional MRSA risk factors.USA300 has ...

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