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Hospitals Could Stop Infections by Tackling Bacteria Patients Bring In, Studies Find
New York Times - Pam Belluck

Hundreds of thousands of patients each year suffer from infections after surgery, and experts say more than half of those infections stem from bacteria the patients themselves are carrying in their nose or on their skin. Otherwise harmless bacteria can enter the body through surgical incisions and cause infections that can require expensive treatment, slow recovery or even cause death.