CDC Telebriefing: New Vital Signs Report More than 119,000 bloodstream infections and nearly 20,000 deaths: What can healthcare providers do to help prevent serious staph infections?

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Embargoed Until: Tuesday, March 5, 2019, 1:00 p.m. ET
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What

Staph is a leading cause of infections in U.S. health facilities. The findings from the latest Vital Signs report show that staph infections—despite reductions to date—still threaten patients in U.S. healthcare facilities. This report underscores that all staph can be deadly and that healthcare providers and administrators can take prevention steps to protect their patients.

Who

Anne Schuchat, M.D., Principal Deputy Director of CDC

When

Tuesday, March 5, at 12:00 p.m. ET

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TRANSCRIPT
A transcript will be available following the briefing at CDC’s web site: www.cdc.gov/media.

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