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drug-proof staph infections rising

the associated press reported today the results of a study indicating that drug-resistant staph infections have spread to the urban poor, rising almost sevenfold in recent years in some Chicago neighbourhoods.

researchers discovered that the crowded living conditions in public housing and jails may speed up the person-to-person spread of infection and that these superbugs, first seen mainly in hospitals and nursing homes, have turned up recently among athletes, prisoners and people who get illegal tattoos.

but... how does one catch germs? the graphic below provides some answers.

read more at MSNBC.

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