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The infection control group recommends that hospitals and nursing homes beef up cleaning efforts, such as using bleach, and that medical staff quickly isolate patients who have the infection, Jarvis said.
Last year, the same group released a report that found a dangerous, drug-resistant staph germ -- methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus -- may be infecting as many as 5 percent of hospital and nursing home patients. According to that estimate, MRSA is a more common problem than Clostridium difficile, which infects about 1.3 percent.
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