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Minor Foot Problems Seeing More MRSA Infections

Posted: June 11, 2009

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According to a study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 14% of MRSA cases are community-associated and 85% are health care-associated. Health care-associated MRSA has existed for decades in settings such as hospitals and nursing homes. But within the past decade, community-associated MRSA has emerged as a threat, as outbreaks occur in schools, sports teams, prisons and other places in the community with populations that are generally healthy.

Adapted from materials provided by American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons.

ScienceDaily, May 25, 2009