NBC Evening News for Thursday, Aug 23, 2012
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(New York: Robert Bazell) The efforts to stop an outbreak of a superbug at the National Institutes of Health hospital examined; details given about the cases at the NIH Clinical Center and how the spread was tracked to a contaminated respirator and to patients. [NIH Dr. Julie SEGRE- notes the klebsiella bacteria developed resistance to all known antibiotics.] [Maimonides Medical Center Dr. Edward CHAPNICK- says the best way to avoid hospital-acquired infections is to not be in a hospital unless it’s necessary.]
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