America's Hospitals Still Riddled With Infectious Bacteria

The CDC says hospital staff are responsible for the spread of infections.

America’s hospitals are teeming with infectious bacteria, including drug-resistant superbugs, according to two reports released Thursday, NBC News reported.

One-third of hospitals rated by Consumer Reports got low scores on preventing infections. Many include teaching hospitals like Johns Hopkins University or Harvard Medical School. The list also includes the Cleveland Clinic.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say hospital staff are responsible for spreading infections by not washing hands, not cleaning rooms thoroughly, and slow detection of outbreaks.

Officials at Johns Hopkins said they are working on the problems.  

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