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Deadly Infections

Campaign Series: Engage With Health

Medical Category: Hospitals

Article Type: Article

Language: English

Format: PDF

Most recent update: 02/08/2022

Hospitals can lower the risk, but many fail to act. Tens of thousands of people die of central-line infections every year. But you can help prevent them by avoiding hospitals with high infection rates, insisting that health-care workers wash their hands, and reminding doctors to remove devices like IVs and bladder catheters that you might no longer need.

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