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Hospital Infection Rates Continue To Dip
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The number of central line blood stream and MRSA infections acquired in California hospitals dropped slightly in 2012 compared to the prior year, and is down considerably from less than a decade ago, according to data released last week by the state Department of Public Health. Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, or MRSA, is an often deadly infection when acquired in hospitals. It kills about 19,000 people a year, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.