Bill Rancic Defends His Wife Giuliana After Fashion Police Controversy: 'I Tried to Get Them to Release the Footage' 42 years, 2,191 covers and 55,436 stories from PEOPLE magazine's history for you to enjoy
- Watch: Bill Paxton Swears He's 'Not a Nice Guy' (Yeah, right...), Plus the Young Stars of Mean Dreams Talk About Their Big Breaks
- Read the Cover Story: Céline Dion: 'I Lost the Love of My Life'
- Are Maksim Chmerkovskiy and Peta Murgatroyd Expecting Their First Child?
- WATCH: Blake Shelton Tries Sushi for the First Time and It's Hilarious
- FROM EW Jay Z Mentions Beyoncé's Lemonade on New 'All the Way Up' Remix
On Newsstands Now
- Matthew McConaughey: In His Own Words
- Jessa Duggar's Wedding Album
- Brittany Maynard's Final Days
Pick up your copy on newsstands
Click here for instant access to the Digital Magazine
People Top 5
LAST UPDATE: Tuesday February 10, 2015 01:10PM EST
PEOPLE Top 5 are the most-viewed stories on the site over the past three days, updated every 60 minutes
- November 05, 2007
- Vol. 68
- No. 19
The 'Superbug' Scare
Three Youngsters Die and Dozens More End Up in the Hospital Because of a Drug-Resistant Microbe Stalking American Schools. MRSA: What Is It? And How to Avoid It
A new Centers for Disease Control study confirms that MRSA—which starts as a red bump resembling a bug bite and within days turns into an angry sore—is something to take seriously. It now accounts for 94,000 serious infections a year (mostly among the elderly and already hospitalized), with nearly 19,000 deaths annually, and could overtake AIDS as a killer in the U.S. Even experts are surprised by the rise in infections, linked in part to overuse of antibiotics. Heavy media coverage of MRSA in schools highlights a steady increase of cases in a setting where parents least expect it. In fact, schools, where children (some with poor hygiene) share desks, books and gym lockers, are a logical breeding ground, says Dr. John Bradley of Children's Hospital and Health Center in San Diego. "If you're sharing towels and jerseys, you can be sure the staph will spread," he says.
Jackie Vann, an eighth grader at Tampa Preparatory School, is a case in point: She spent four days in the hospital, with three surgeries, before doctors could tame MRSA that invaded through a cut on her leg. "My daughter was a beautiful, healthy, active 14-year-old, and then, wham! she was down," says her mom, Janelle, who realizes she is among the lucky ones. "It could have been a lot worse."
Treat Yourself! 4 Preview Issues
The most buzzed about stars this minute!