Bedbugs: Now Even More Terrifying


Bedbugs — horrible, terrible, repugnant bedbugs — were bad enough when they were simply infesting our homes and terrorizing our night’s sleep. But they’ve achieved new levels of horror with the news that they may also carry drug-resistant bacteria like MRSA and Staph. Gross. Recent research found that samples of bedbugs taken from several different hospital patients in Canada contained either of the two bacteria. What’s not yet clear is whether the bedbugs can actually transmit the resistant bacteria to humans and cause MRSA and/or Staph. It’s also unclear whether the bedbugs picked up the bacteria from humans, or just happen to have come upon it on their own. Either way, we are feeling very itchy right now. [WP via NBC NY]