Drug-resistant bacteria spreading in LA County

March 25, 2011 9:52:12 AM PDT
A drug-resistant bacteria is spreading in Los Angeles. Cases are most common in nursing home patients and patients in long-term care facilities.

The Department of Public Health has found over 350 cases in L.A. County. The super-bug has reportedly killed several patients at Harbor UCLA Medical Center in Torrance.

Doctors say the scariest part about the cases, is that it develops a resistance to most antibiotics. the virus is spread through person-to-person contact and has pneumonia like symptoms.

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