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MAR 06, 2013 - Yahoo! News

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Drug-Resistant Bacteria Pose Increasing Health Risks

On Tuesday, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 's director, Tom Frieden, M.D., M.P.H. , sounded an alarm via telebriefing about an antibiotic-resistant strain of bacteria that pose a triple threat to health. The infections caused by these bacteria are acquired while patients are in the hospital or another type of medical care facility, referred to as nosocomial infections and most severely affect those people who are the most ill, have compromised immune systems and other risk factors.

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