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California hospitals struggle to control some infections
Inland Valley Daily Bulletin

Infection rates in California hospitals and other settings have shown some improvement, but the presence of one particular bacteria is on the rise, according to a report released Wednesday by the state’s Department of Public Health. There were 19,200 healthcare-associated infections reported in California hospitals in 2014, the last year for which data were available. That’s about a 2 percent increase reported in 2013, according to the annual report, which looks at infections that patients develop during surgical treatment and other procedures at hospitals and related facilities.