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CDC: One in 25 hospital patients has infection

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March 26, 2014
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A new report says one out of 25 hospitalized patients gets a healthcare-associated infection, and one in nine of them dies. Antibiotic-resistant bacteria and C. diff cause some of the most threatening infections. (March 26) Video provided by AP


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