Super-fit Ben, 21, was left fighting a deadly superbug

Resistant to widely used antibiotics, if left untreated MRSA can lead to sepsis and be fatal.” informs The hospital did a small investigation but nothing came of it.’

Over the next three months, Ben spent 44 days in hospital.The severe, persistent infection dominated the next 12 months of his life and forced him to take a year out of university.He was given powerful intravenous antibiotics and painkillers, lost almost three stone and had two further ‘flush-out’ operations.This is usually done by opening up the joint and using sterile saline solution to clean the wound.

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