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Can you die from hospital germs?

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Dr. Bonnie Bock
Infectious Disease 47 years experience
Yes but not often: We can die from millions of germs in the environment, from our own normal germs that get into the blood stream to make us sick, and from hospital germs. All hospitals have employees pay special attention to hand washing to prevent spreading germs. Healthy people all have bacteria on or in our bodies normally , and these normal bacteria can cause severe or life threatening infection.

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