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Hospitals must work together to prevent superbug spread, CDC says
Los Angeles Times

Superbugs — germs that have evolved to become resistant to antibiotics and other medical treatments — are on the loose, infecting more than 2 million people in the U.S. every year and killing at least 23,000.

But a new analysis from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention suggests that coordinated efforts to combat antibiotic-resistant infections could reduce the number of infections in healthcare facilities by more than half a million over the course of five years.