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  • Hedgehogs to Blame for a MRSA Superbug, Not Modern Antibiotics, Study Suggests

    Hedgehogs to Blame for a MRSA Superbug, Not Modern Antibiotics, Study Suggests

    The origins of a notorious bacterial superbug can be traced back to hedgehogs that lived centuries ago, new research this week suggests. The study found evidence that one particular type of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, also known as MRSA, first emerged on the skin of hedgehogs. The bacteria likely evolved resistance in response to fungus also…