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How to protect yourself from infection when you go to the hospital

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Despite advances in modern medicine, it's still a reality in America that you can go to the hospital for treatment, and end up sicker with a nasty hospital-acquired infection. How do these infections spread in our healthcare facilities, and what can patients do to protect themselves?

Dr. Dimitri Drekonja, Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Minnesota, and member of the Infectious Disease Section at the Minneapolis VA, and Dr. Arjun Srinivasan, Associate Director for Healthcare-Associated Infection Prevention Programs at the CDC joined MPR Host Kerri Miller for a discussion on best practices.

Use the audio player above to hear the full segment.