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Tuesday, November 6, 2007

DPH offers advice about MRSA bacterial infection

By Stephen Smith, Globe Staff

The state Department of Public Health today issued advice to schools and parents about a potentially dangerous germ that has infected a handful of students in recent weeks.

The bacteria, known as Methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus, cannot be treated by first-line antibiotics. However, the germ rarely results in serious, long-lasting health problems, specialists said.

For that information, go to the DPH website.

Posted by Karen Weintraub at 02:58 PM
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