CNN Evening News for Thursday, May 26, 2005
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(Studio: Aaron Brown) CDC report on the deaths from infection in hospitals noted.
(Atlanta: Elizabeth Cohen) Infections in hospitals examined; details given of the case of a teenager with a broken arm who caught an infection while hospitalized & almost died. [Father Raymond WAGNER- talks about his son's case that developed into an infection in his arm.] [Infection patient Raymond WAGNER, III - describes his pain.] [University of Virginia Dr. Barry FARR, Consumers Union Lisa McGIFFERT- explain how infections travel in the hospital & how many people are affected.] [American Hospital Assn. Dr. Benjamin CHU- downplays the acquiring of infections in the hospital; questions the data.] What hospitals can do to keep the infection rate down & the Wagners' lobbying for a Senate bill outlined.