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News From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
August 9, 2016

Superbugs, Beware

JAMA. 2016;316(6):576. doi:10.1001/jama.2016.10246

Innovation in preventing infections and improving patient safety in health care settings recently received a $26 million boost. The award is part of the CDC’s Prevention Epicenters Program, which works directly with a network of academic medical centers to tackle scientific questions regarding health care–associated infections, antibiotic resistance, microbiome health, and others.

“For nearly 2 decades, the Epicenters have advanced the fight against health care–associated infections with practical clinical innovations that have saved lives,” CDC Director Tom Frieden, MD, MPH, said in a statement. “Antibiotic-resistant infections are on the rise, making this research even more critical today than ever.”

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