|MadSci Network: Microbiology|
A friend recently died after six weeks in a local ICU. He went in with dehydration, and ended up contracting both MRSA and VRE. My daughter and I were discussing what had happened to him, and I couldn't explain to her why certain infections that were so deadly were so common in hospitals, especially ICUs. She has the usual 8-year-old's view of rightness of the world, and knows that they clean so often in the hospital.
Re: Why are certain infections so common in hospitals (MRSA, VRE)?
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