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There’s a silent killer in hospitals, and it’s actually worse than we thought
Yahoo! News

One in every 25 people who comes through the hospital door ends up acquiring an infection that makes them sicker than before.

Seems counterintuitive, right?

And, according to a new report from the CDC, about one in seven of these infections is caused by antibiotic-resistant bacteria, or the phenomenon that occurs as bacteria treated with powerful drugs grow increasingly resistant. That one-in-seven statistic increases to one in four when looking at longer term hospital stays, according to the report.