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'Superbug' threatens gay communities

January 15, 2008 12:00:00 AM PST
Doctors warn a potentially deadly superbug is threatening members of gay communities in America's largest cities. They say the drug-resistant form of staph bacteria is showing up in Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York, and Boston. Sexually active men in the Bay Area are said to be 13 times more likely to become infected than heterosexuals.

The superbug can only be treated with expensive intravenous antibiotics.


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