The MRSA bacterium was detected in 173 different outbreaks during a 12-month study across east England.
They included hospitals, in the community, GP surgeries, homes and places in between.
There are fears the bug, which is incredibly hard to treat and has been going unrecognised in communities by doctors, could claim more lives.
For the first time, researchers used genome sequencing to map MRSA transmission with unprecedented detail by identifying 1,465 patients.
Dr Julian Parkhill, of the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute in Hin…
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