The CDC has reported a 54.2% decrease in severe methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infection cases in hospitals since 2005, suggesting effective implementation of anti-infection programs and other efforts to fight the superbug. The new CDC report, published in JAMA Internal Medicine, showed a drop from an estimated 111,200 cases in 2005 to 80,400 infections in 2011.

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