Mom Was Right. Again. : Blog Of The Nation What is a staph infection, anyway?
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So, remember when your mom told you not to scratch your mosquito bites because you'd get a staph infection? I just finally understood why today, when CNN blitzed my eggs and toast with news that a high school student had died of a drug-resistant staph strain. MRSA is no joke, (it kills more people than AIDS!?!?) and I've been seeing an increase in first person accounts of terrible staph infections in women's magazines. So, we decided to take your Q's and give you some A's on what exactly this "superbug" is, and how you can get it. Or prevent it.