Hospitals struggle to control infections

October 23, 2014 5:01 AM

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While Ebola stokes public anxiety, more than one in six hospitals — including some top medical centers — are having trouble stamping out less exotic but sometimes deadly infections, federal records show.

Nationally, about one in every 25 hospitalized patients gets an infection, and 75,000 people die each year from them — more than from car crashes and gun shots combined.

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