Hospital Infection Articles
March 31, 2014. By Gordon Gibb.
Read [ 200 Americans Die from Hospital-Acquired Infection Daily ]
Washington, DC It’s a sad reality that a facility dedicated to making you well can instead make you sick. It could even kill you. Of course, we are talking about hospitals and the potential to contract a serious, even life-threatening hospital infection. The good news, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, is that the situation is slowly improving.
March 30, 2011. By Gordon Gibb.
Read [ Nine Dead from Infected IV Feeding Bags ]
Birmingham, AL Investigators working with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta are working to determine what might have been the source of an infection passed along to 19 patients fed intravenously in six Alabama hospitals.
January 3, 2011. By Charles Benson.
Read [ California Hospital Infection Study Called Unreliable ]
Los Angeles, CA Health officials in California will attempt to collect data in a different manner because a recent hospital infection study has serious limitations, The Associated Press reports.
August 18, 2010. By Charles Benson.
Read [ Missouri Deletes Records on Hospital Infections ]
Jefferson City, MO Missouri recently deleted all of its data regarding hospital infections prior to 2009.
April 12, 2010. By Charles Benson.
Read [ Philadelphia Woman Suffers Hospital Staph Infection From Overuse of Antibiotics ]
Philadelphia, PN A kidney dialysis patient at Pennsylvania Hospital has developed a rare form of hospital staph infection, possibly as a result of overuse of antibiotics.
February 23, 2010. By Charles Benson.
Read [ MRSA Infection found at Massachusetts Elementary School ]
South Boston, VA Officials at South Boston Elementary School have informed parents and faculty that an outbreak of Methicilin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus, or MRSA infection, has hit the school.
January 9, 2010. By Jane Mundy.
Read [ Hospital Infections a Growing Problem ]
Carnegie, OK "I believe that hospital infections are a growing problem in our area and I think hospital staff need to use proper procedures to clean up the mess," says Karen, whose husband contracted a staph (staphylococcus aureus) infection after surgery.
December 21, 2009. By Jane Mundy.
Read [ Serious Complications Caused by Hospital Infection ]
San Antonio, TX David is one of over two million people who acquire hospital infections each year (according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention). An investigation conducted by the hospital determined that David's MRSA infection originated from a staple used during his back surgery. The massive amount of antibiotics he took to treat the infection may have also caused him to suffer a stroke, David says.
October 21, 2009. By Charles Benson.
Read [ Report: Texas county had more than 600 cases of MRSA infection ]
San Antonio, TX The Texas Department of State Health Services has found that in a single month this year, Bexar County reported more than 600 cases of MRSA hospital infections.
October 9, 2009. By Gordon Gibb.
Read [ Infection Scare in Fort Lauderdale, More Than 1800 at Risk ]
Fort Lauderdale, FL Just weeks before the Thanksgiving weekend upwards of 1800 patients of a
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