Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, March 21st, 2000
Dr. William Jarvis, CDC, offered the estimate at an international conference on sponsored by the agency - the Decennial International Conference on Nosocomial and Health-care-associated Infections. "Our greatest concern is the illness and death that result from these infections. But the economic costs are also quite high," Jarvis said.
"If you get an infection while you're in the hospital for an operation for heart disease, for...
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