A new study by scientists from the National Institute of Allergy and
Infectious Diseases and colleagues describes how community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) may evade the host immune
response (Voyich et al. J Immunol. 2005;175:3907-3919).
MRSA bacterial strains are difficult to treat and are becoming more
prevalent over time. Compared with hospital strains, community-acquired strains
often cause more serious infections in otherwise healthy individuals.
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