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Gene Finding May Lead to Treatments Effective Against All MRSA Strains, University of North Caroline School of Medicine Study  
2/1/2013 7:23:39 AM

In the last decade, a new strain of MRSA has emerged that can spread beyond hospital walls, putting everyone at risk of contracting the dangerous bacterial infection. This particular strain of MRSA -- known as USA300 -- contains a chunk of genes not shared by any other strains, though it is unclear how this unique genetic material enables the bacteria to survive and persist in the community.