The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found that in 2005, almost 95,000 Americans developed a MRSA (an antibiotic-resistant strain of "staph") infection, and 19,000 of them died from its symptoms, such as inflammation of the heart lining and pneumonia.
What's more shocking is that 85 percent of those infected with MRSA contracted it in health care facilities, largely due to inadequate sanitation procedures.
Congress must pass pending legislation that would lower the rate of MRSA and other deadly infections, including a bill that would require hospitals to publicly report infection rates. Tell your elected officials in Congress to vote to keep MRSA and other deadly superbugs out of our hospitals and communities.
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