Bedbug Bite May Be More Serious Than Originally Thought, Flickr: Medill DC

Don't Let the Bedbugs Bite!

Travelers have another reason to fear bedbugs, according to a report by MSNBC; a study finds bedbugs also have antibiotic-resistant bacteria.


Five bedbugs from three patients at Vancouver hospital were studied.  Two patients had the antibiotic-resistant bacteria, Enterococcus faeium, referred to as VRE. The other patient had MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus), another resistant to antibiotics.


The MRSA strain has been discovered on hospitals, cell phones, money as well as beaches.  

 

Flickr: Medill DC

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