Constant readers, I hope you saw the CBS News package on antibiotics in farming Tuesday night. (It continues Wednesday.) MRSA played a prominent role, in an account of infections among workers at a chicken plant (the same outbreak, I think, as was described by Prevention magazine last August) and in questions about MRSA in pig farms in the Midwest (with a prominent mention of Tara Smith’s research into “pig MRSA” ST398).
Earlier Tuesday, CBS’s Early Show ran an additional package on the death of a Chicago toddler from MRSA. That toddler’s name is Simon Sparrow, and you’ll be able to read his sad story — told by his mother, Everly Macario — in SUPERBUG.