By Tom Rosenthal

Staph infections were associated with almost 20,000 deaths in health care and community settings in 2017, according to the CDC.

An estimated 119,247 people suffered from methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and methicillin-susceptible S. aureus (MssA), with a total of 19,832 associated deaths from both infections, according to a new CDC Vital Signs report released by the agency (MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep 2019 Mar 5. [Epub ahead of print]).

Although the findings show