Latest hospital-acquired infections Stories
Using sensors capable of detecting drugs in breath, new technology developed at University of Florida monitors health-care workers' hand hygiene by detecting sanitizer or soap fumes given off from their hands.
Tel Aviv University researchers say they have developed a high-tech communication system to help stem the number of hospital-acquired infections.
An estimated 90,000 people die in the U.S. each year because of hospital-acquired infections. In addition, two million hospital-acquired infection cases add between $7 billion and $30 billion to the nation's healthcare bill each year.
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