home News Well, that was quick: Orkin press release on bedbugs & MRSA paper (ignores limitations of paper though)

Well, that was quick: Orkin press release on bedbugs & MRSA paper (ignores limitations of paper though)

The Bed-Bug (Cimex lectularius)
An automated search I have of Google News for “emerging infectious diseases” pulled up this: Orkin Issues Statement on Recent Bedbugs Study.

In the press release Orkin discusses how they will help people deal with this new issue of bedbugs possibly carrying MRSA.  The press release is actually not so awfully worded (compared to many).  And it does seem to be trying to educate.  But it does seem to ignore the fact that many felt the press coverage of the bedbug-MRSA story was overdone.  See my recent post on the topic here: Bedbugs are certainly unpleasant — but what should we think about reports of finding antibiotic resistance bacteria in them? #microBEnet

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