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Hospitals see gains against some infections: CDC
Modern Healthcare

The latest infection-tracking report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention brought encouraging news on some fronts but less progress on others. According to the 40-page report, released Feb. 11, U.S. hospitals reported 18,113 central line-associated bloodstream infections during 2011, far fewer than the 30,616 infections that were expected for that year, based on previous data. Additionally, central line infections have fallen 41% since 2008, the CDC said.