Deadly new form of MRSA emerges

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  1. Dark Atheist

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    A deadly strain of the superbug MRSA which can lead to a flesh-eating form of pneumonia has emerged. Research suggests it may be more prevalent among the gay community - the gay San Francisco district of Castro appears to have been hardest hit.
    So far only two cases of the new form of the USA300 strain of the bug have been recorded in the UK.
    It is not usually contracted in hospitals, but in the community - often by casual contact.


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    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/7188741.stm