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Local hospitals determined to keep sick patients from getting sicker
The Californian - Salinas

The threat of untreatable infections has long loomed over the heath care system, but the day has finally arrived when doctors routinely see patients with infections that are resistant to one or more antibiotics. As drug-resistant bacteria become more common, it is increasingly important to prevent infections before they start. Local hospitals are developing stringent protocols for room cleaning and hand washing to prevent patients from contracting these infections during hospital stays.