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Hospital acquired infections were on the rise in 2021, says CDC

Several healthcare acquired infections (HAIs), such as central line-associated bloodstream infections and ventilator events, showed increased prevalence in 2021, according to new data released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Four of six common infections increased over 2020, with the biggest increase occurring with Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), which showed a 14% year-over-year increase. 

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