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Disinfecting robots stop superbug infections

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October 17, 2013
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Hospitals are supposed to be places of healing, but for many just being inside one is a danger. About two-million Americans suffer from hospital-acquired infections every year -- adding a whopping 30 billion dollars to health care costs! Now, hospitals are using a new way to reduce the risk.


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