MRSA: From the hospital and into the community

By Annie Hayashi

A more virulent form of these bacteria challenges the orthopaedic community

The death of Ricky Lannetti, a senior at Lycoming College and a wide receiver on the football team, in 2003 due to community-acquired methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (CA-MRSA) marked a turning point in awareness about the disease.

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