Flesh-eating bug that you can catch on the bus or train is spreading in the UK
Strain of MRSA from the U.S. causes large boils and is resistant to several front-line antibiotics
Survives on surfaces so can be picked up on public transport
A flesh-eating form of pneumonia that is easily passed between healthy people on public transport is spreading across the UK, experts have warned.
The deadly strain of MRSA called USA300 passes easily through skin-to-skin contact. It can also survive on surfaces and so has the potential to be picked up on crowded buses and tubes.