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Hospital MRSA Infection Rates Plunge 28%
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Invasive, hospital-onset methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infections decreased “dramatically and significantly” by 9.4% per year from 2005 to 2008, a Journal of the American Medical Association report says.

Additionally, there was a 5.7% decrease per year in the incidence of healthcare-associated or community-onset MRSA infections, (infections in patients who had symptom onset outside the hospital but who had recently been admitted or had been an outpatient).