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NEW YORK – A new genetic analysis is revealing the extent to which methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) can be transmitted between individuals sharing a household and from reservoirs within those households.

"Household acquisition of MRSA is driven equally by the introduction of new [Staphylococcus] strains into a home and transmission of established strains among family members within a household," senior author Stephanie Fritz, a pediatric infectious disease researcher at Washington University School of Medicine, said in a statement.

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