Article Correctness Is Author's Responsibility: Drug-Resistant Staph Can Spread Easily in Household Environments

Newswise imageOnce rare, the superbug methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infects hundreds of thousands of people in the U.S. each year and kills about 20,000. New research led by Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis sheds light on how MRSA is introduced into households and, once there, how it can spread among family members, including the furry ones. Understanding MRSA's transmission dynamics is critical to devising effective preventive tactics.