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  • AU: Killer bug (Golden staph) rife in remote NT

    Source: http://www.ntnews.com.au/article/201...71_ntnews.html

    Killer bug rife in remote NT

    SARAH CRAWFORD

    September 29th, 2010
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    TERRITORIANS are dying from an antibiotic-resistant strain of golden staph, which has reached epidemic proportions.

    The outbreak is puzzling doctors because most of the sufferers have never set foot inside a hospital - the usual source of the bacteria.

    Dr Steven Tong of the Menzies School of Health Research discovered many children in remote communities in the Top End had the bug...
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