Bedbugs, Superbugs, Oh My! For Real!

Bedbugs just want blood and will move into any neighborhood to get it. Be careful!

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Drug-resistant bacteria in bedbugs

Maryn McKenna

Researchers in Vancouver, BC have found bedbugs there carrying drug-resistant staph, MRSA, and vancomycin-resistant enterococci, VRE.

Bugs that came from two of the men were carrying VRE
Bedbugs from the third man were carrying the classic community-associated strain of MRSA
Is it significant?

And therefore, if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to go check my hotel mattress. Just in case.