The one bright side to having bedbugs - if you wanted to be optimistic about it - has always been that at least the tormenting critters didn't transmit disease. But now researchers in Vancouver report thatthey've found bedbugs with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, or MRSA.
The scientists studied five bedbugs, taken
from three patients treated at St. Paul's Hospital. All three patients were
residents of Vancouver's poor Downtown Eastside, where both bedbugs and MRSA
have been on the rise in recent years. The researchers wanted to see if there
was a connection. From Time Healthland.com.