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Did You Know?


Did You Know? is a feature from the Center for State, Tribal, Local, and Territorial Support to inform your prevention activities. We invite you to read, share, and take action!

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March 8, 2019
  • 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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Page last reviewed: March 8, 2019