CDC pushes hospitals to fight drug-resistant infections

10/19/2006 | United Press International

The U.S. CDC issued new guidelines for fighting the growing rates of drug-resistant infections. The agency calls on hospitals and other health care facilities to make infection control programs a priority and to take aggressive steps to fight the problem. The CDC noted that by 2004, 63% of Staphylococcus aureus bacteria types had become resistant to antibiotics.

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