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- More than 119,000 people had bloodstream staph infections in 2017, and almost 20,000 died, according to the latest Vital Signs report.
- Hospital infection control efforts successfully reduced rates of serious staph infections until 2013, when progress began to slow.
- Many hospitals have prevented staph infections and the spread of staph by following CDC recommendations, including Contact Precautions; additional prevention steps, like decolonization, might also help.
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