February 15, 2008 – Los Angeles Times
‘Superbug’ staph reports required
By Molly Hennessy-Fiske
Responding to concerns about antibiotic-resistant “superbug” staph infections, California will now require local health departments to report all severe infections originating outside healthcare facilities, but not cases contracted in hospitals or nursing homes.
February 15, 2008 – Chicago Tribune
Staph infections rising in Illinois; ‘Urban phenomenon’ spreading throughout rural hospitals now
By Judith Graham
Drug-resistant staph infections are rising sharply across Illinois and gaining a foothold in smaller rural hospitals, according to a new report from the state’s Public Health Department.
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