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Top O.C. hospitals battle infections among patients
Orange County Register

Every year, millions of Americans check into hospitals to get healthier only to end up sicker because of infections.

Patients come into constant contact with surfaces – from bed linens to surgical tools to caregivers’ hands – that, in hospitals, are particularly prone to contamination by harmful bacteria, viruses and fungi.

For people already sick enough to be hospitalized, that exposure can be lethal.