U.S. hospitals make strides in cutting key infections: CDC report

January 14, 2015 5:37 PM

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U.S. hospitals make strides in cutting key infections: CDC report

CHICAGO (Reuters) - U.S. hospitals have made strides in cutting the rates of hospital-acquired infections caused by the deadly superbugs MRSA and C. difficile, but officials say more work is needed to reduce infections, which affect 1 in 25 patients each day.

In a report released by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Wednesday, blood infections caused by central line catheters - tubes inserted into a large vein to deliver medicine to critically ill patients - fell 46 percent between 2008 and 2013.

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