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“No population is more vulnerable tomulti drug-resistance than thoseadmitted to hospital wards”.
“Of the resistant organisms nowproliferating around the world, nonecarry more potential fordestruction and threaten existingmedical interventions than theemergence of hospital-acquired"super-infections".
“In the United States alone, some14,000 individuals are infected anddie each year from drug-resistantmicrobes picked up in hospital”.
World Health Organization's Report onInfectious Disease
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Source: Farmer et al. The Global Impact ofDrug Resistant TB, Harvard Med School andOpen Society Institute: pp. 168,1999