Monday, November 01, 2004

Yahoo! News - 'Superbug' Can Be Passed on in Breast Milk
Health - Reuters
By Megan Rauscher

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - "Breast milk has been identified as the source of the 'superbug' known as methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) In two outbreaks among newborns in Los Angeles. Dr. Dawn M Terashita, of the LA County Health Department described the cases in Washington DC at a meeting of the American Society for Microbiology. Infants in the neonatal intensive care unit are a "vulnerable population," she told Reuters Health. MRSA outbreaks are common in newborn nurseries, and the main way the infection is spread is thought to be person-to-person via hand contact...."

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