MRSA Transmission and Acquisition (IMAGE) Washington University in St. Louis Caption New research led by Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis sheds light on how the superbug methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is introduced into households and how it can spread among family members. Shown are the study's senior author, Stephanie A. Fritz, MD, (left) and co-author Patrick Hogan. Credit Washington University School of Medicine Usage Restrictions Credit Washington University School of Medicine License Licensed content Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.