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ELC Directly Funded Cities Share Resources for Addressing Antimicrobial Resistance and Healthcare-Associated Infections

Posted on November 21, 2019

Blog: National Association of County & City Health Officials (NACCHO)

Healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) occur in about one out of every 31 hospital patients. In 2015, the last year for which data are available, this resulted in 72,000 deaths attributed to HAIs. Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a major public health threat which compounds the challenge of HAIs. Antibiotic-resistant infections cause over 35,000 deaths each year and nine […]

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