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SHEA urges increased focus on preventing superbugs

Briefings on Accreditation and Quality, May 1, 2019

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On the heels of a new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that declines in superbugs have in leveled off in U.S. hospitals, the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA) recommends that facilities play closer attention to infection prevention. The report found that progress against methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infections has slowed in hospitals, while methicillin-susceptible Staphylococcus aureus (MSSA) is increasing in communities.

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