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Hospital MRSA infections fall by more than 50%, report shows
Modern Healthcare

Cases of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infections acquired in U.S. hospitals dropped nearly 54% from 2005-2011, according to a new government study. That good news came as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a separate report cataloging depth and variety of drug-resistant bacterial threats, concluding that they kill at least 23,000 people and add $20 billion in healthcare costs a year.