Guarding Against Staph Infections Drug-resistant staph bacteria, known as MRSA, are spreading rapidly. In 2005, 94,000 people contracted serious, or invasive, staph infections and 19,000 of them died.
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Guarding Against Staph Infections

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Guarding Against Staph Infections

Guarding Against Staph Infections

Guarding Against Staph Infections

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Drug-resistant staph bacteria, known as MRSA, are spreading rapidly.

In 2005, 94,000 people contracted serious, or invasive, staph infections and 19,000 of them died.

There are precautions that everyone can take to curb drug-resistant staph infections.

Dr. Carlene Muto, director of Infection Control at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Presbyterian, talks to Scott Simon about the increase drug-resistant staph infections and what can be done to guard against them.