Drug-Resistant Bugs Threaten Nursing-Home Residents

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Drug-Resistant Bugs Threaten Nursing-Home Residents

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There’s a bug problem in some nursing homes, and it’s not what you think.

Residents of long-term care facilities are vulnerable to drug-resistant infections known as superbugs and can easily spread the deadly germs to others.

Between 11% and 59% of nursing-home residents have been “colonized” with certain types of superbugs, putting them at more risk of developing a full-blown infection, according to researchers at Columbia…

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