After Thwarted Kidnapping Plans, Whitmer Calls for Unity

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer addressed the State of Michigan after a plan to kidnap her and other Michigan government officials was thwarted by state and federal law enforcement agencies. She started by saying thank you to law enforcement and FBI agents who participated in stopping this [...]

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Antibiotic resistant staph infections spreading in the gay community

By |2018-01-15T16:09:26-05:00January 17th, 2008|News|

A new report in the Annals of Internal Medicine is reporting that a super resistant bacteria, normally found in hospitals, is spreading in gay communities including San Francisco and Boston.
The superbug, called methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, or MRSA, causes painful infections which can be life threatening and disfiguring.
The report said sexually active gay men in San Francisco were 13 percent more likely to be infected with the bacteria than their heterosexual neighbors.
“Once this reaches the general population, it will be truly unstoppable,” said Binh Diep, a researcher at the University of California, San Francisco who led the study. “That’s why we’re trying to spread the message of prevention.”
MRSA has made several high profile appearances in Michigan this year, mostly in local schools.
The Michigan Department of Community Health did not immediately return calls for comment on whether this trend was appearing in Michigan.
You can find the report online at http://www.annals.org/cgi/content/full/0000605-200802190-00204v1

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