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Hospital-Acquired Infections, Dangerous Tests and Other Medical Cover-Ups

Hospital Acquired Infection

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  • 1 in 25 patients in the U.S. end up contracting some form of infection while in the hospital, and 205 Americans die from hospital-acquired infections every day
  • Hospitals that accept Medicare tend to be riskier than others in this regard, but the FDA does not release the names of hospitals where infections are reported
  • Non-disposable flexible medical scopes can transmit infections between patients, due to the fact that they cannot be properly sterilized. If you must get a colonoscopy, make sure they clean the scope using peracetic acid

By Dr. Mercola

Hospital-acquired infections are a significant problem. According to Healthcare.gov statistics, 1 in 25 patients in the U.S. end up contracting some form of infection while in the hospital, and 205 Americans die from hospital-acquired infections each and every day.


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