CDC Vital Signs

Updated Feb. 6, 2023
A person receiving an IV.

Preventing Bloodstream Infections in People on Dialysis

Actions to Reduce Inequities Can Save Lives

Dialysis treatment for end-stage kidney disease puts patients at higher risk for staph bloodstream infections, which can be serious and even deadly. Black and Hispanic patients on dialysis are more likely than White patients to get a staph bloodstream infection. Learn how improving inequities in treatment and care can reduce infections and save lives.

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The CDC Vital Signs reports cover an important health threat and what can be done to drive down the disease.

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