NPR featured ITM investigator Robert Daum, MD, who weighed in on Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, or MRSA, a potentially life-threatening infection you can pick up in a hospital.
According to the Centers for Disease Control, about one in three people carries staph in their nose and one out of fifty people carries MRSA.
See what he had to say about the possible dangers of MSRA and the implications of their “colonization” process in our bodies.
“Most people believe that if you get an infection that you’ve been colonized first.”
-Robert Daum, MD, Professor of Pediatrics at UChicago