The CDC has released new updates in its Vital Signs Report on the prevalence of staphylococcus aureus (staph infection) in the United States and is now urging health care providers to take additional measures to stop the spread of infection.

The report was taken from population-based surveillance data from CDC Emerging Infections Programs in 6 states and 2 large electronic health record (EHR) databases representing over 400 acute care hospitals across the United States. It described more than 119,000 bloodstream infections and approximately 20,000 deaths in 2017.

 

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