The Brian Lehrer Show Published by The Brian Lehrer Show MRSA--How Dangerous is the "Superbug"? Download this audio Want to embed this player? Use the code below. More info. <iframe frameborder="0" scrolling="no" height="130" width="100%" src="https://www.wnyc.org/widgets/ondemand_player/wnyc/#file=/audio/json/26197/&share=1"></iframe> Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Email a Friend Dr. Priya Sampathkumar, an infectious disease specialist at the Mayo Clinic, and Tara Parker-Pope, reporter for the New York Times, explain how infectious methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus is and how it's transmitted.