NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Researchers conducting a study over a nearly four-year period at three hospitals in the Chicago area found that universal surveillance of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus decreased the rate of MRSA infections by more than half compared to no MRSA testing.

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