10 Common Hospital-acquired Infections

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Author's Note: 10 Common Hospital-acquired Infections

I've been fortunate to have avoided spending much time in hospitals in recent years, so this topic wasn't really on my radar. Antibiotic-resistant strains of bacteria are seriously scary, though. As a sci-fi fan, it's always tempting to look for apocalyptic worst-case scenarios, but fighting disease is a process – you really get a sense for the way procedures and methods are developed based on experience and research.

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