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Submission + - Bedbugs transmit drug-resistant bacteria (www.cbc.ca)

Barbara, not Barbie writes: The CBC News is reporting that researchers have found antibiotic-resistant bacteria in blood-sucking bedbugs found on several patients

"The resistant bacteria were methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecium (VRE).

"Because of the insect's ability to compromise the skin integrity of its host, and the propensity for S. aureus to invade damaged skin, bedbugs may serve to amplify MRSA infections in impoverished urban communities."

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