SARM

By Betsy McCaughey, a former lieutenant governor of New York, is the founder of the Committee to Reduce Infection Deaths (THE NEW YORK TIMES, 14/11/06):

What kills more than five times as many Americans as AIDS? Hospital infections, which account for an estimated 100,000 deaths every year.

Yet the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which are calling for voluntary blood testing of all patients to stem the spread of AIDS, have chosen not to recommend a test that is essential to stop the spread of another killer sweeping through our nation’s hospitals: M.R.S.A., or methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. The C.D.C.…  Seguir leyendo »