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Sep 23, 2013

Sep 23, 2013

News Scan for Sep 23, 2013

Ebbing flu vaccine effectiveness
MRSA increase in kids
Group decries poultry inspection program

Sep 16, 2013

Sep 16, 2013
Clostridium difficile on agar plate

CDC: Antibiotic-resistant bugs sicken 2 million a year

Agency says the most urgent threats are drug-resistant C diff, Enterobacteriaceae, and gonorrhea.

Sep 16, 2013
Manure spreading in field

MRSA studies: Incidence down; field manure may be risk factor

Healthcare-related MRSA cases are down, but where a person lives may influence risk.

Sep 03, 2013

Sep 03, 2013
Surgeon washing hands

Study: Healthcare-linked infections cost US $10 billion a year

Five of the most common healthcare-related infections cost the US nearly $10 billion a year.