Study: MRSA stays in the body yrs later - Tri-State News, Weather & Sports

Study: MRSA stays in the body yrs later

Posted by Amanda Lents

New research shows dangerous MRSA infections can stay dormant in our bodies for up to a year after we are initially infected.

Researchers at Harvard followed nearly 300 patients who tested positive for antibiotic resistant MRSA for one to four years.

Nearly a quarter of the patients developed infections in the following year. Mostly pneumonia infections.

Researchers say this study shows there are long-term risks associated with the bug, and more needs to be done to develop new treatments.

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