UI researchers find antibiotic-resistant 'superbug' in wildlife

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UI researchers find antibiotic-resistant 'superbug' in wildlife

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Thursday, October 18, 2012
Magnified methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus bacteria. Photo provided by CDC.

A new study by researchers in the University of Iowa College of Public Health has found methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in two rabbits and a shorebird, raising questions about how the wildlife came to be infected.

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