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Bed bugs carry bacteria

New information from a study shows some bed bugs can carry drug resistant bacteria - even MRSA.

Five bed bugs were tested and experts say while they carry the superbug bacteria, they are unclear of how bed bugs got the bacteria.

Dr. Scott Mahan, an infectious disease specialist, says there hasn't been any association between the bed bugs transmitting the disease to humans.

Mahan also says while the bacteria is drug resistant, "They are resistant to the drugs we used maybe 10 or 15 years ago. That doesn't mean there aren't drugs that can work against them."

So the bottom line - try and avoid bed bugs if you can.

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