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Healthy Living: Hospital Risks

The hospital is where you go to feel better, but for many patients, lying in a hospital bed could be the place they get worse.

648,000 people, on average, get sick during a stay at the hospital.

Fox 32’s Michelle Dunaway tells us how to stop this deadly cycle in tonight’s Healthy Living.

Thirty-six billion dollars is spent to help fight infections caught at the hospital.

But a study by the American Society for Microbiology found that MRSA can follow you home, whether you went to the hospital or not.

And the home can act as a reservoir for a strain of MRSA called USA 300.

It adapts genetically, lingers for years and can be transferred from person to person.

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