Mary Anna (3 Feb 2012)
"Flesh-eating bug that you can catch on the bus or train is spreading in the UK"

 
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2094983/MRSA-strain-USA300-Flesh-eating-bug-spread-coughs-sneezes-spread-U-S-UK.html?ITO=1490

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.

It was first seen in the U.S but cases are now being reported in the community and not just hospitals in Britain.