Thursday, March 3, 2016
Contact: CDC Media Relations
Superbugs threaten hospital patients
1 in 4 catheter- and surgery-related HAIs caused by six resistant bacteria in long-term hospitals
America is doing a better job of preventing healthcare-associated infections (HAIs), but more work is needed – especially in fighting antibiotic-resistant bacteria. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) latest Vital Signs report urges healthcare workers to use a combination of infection control recommendations to better protect patients from these infections.
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