New York Giants' Daniel Fells makes a catch during a practice at NFL football training camp in August. Fells is currently suffering from a serious MRSA infection; it is unclear if he will return to football. Seth Wenig/AP hide caption

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Grey lines connecting health care workers (marked with "+") and patients represent contacts between them. The red figures are carriers of MRSA. Obadia et al./PLOS Computational Biology hide caption

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Dorothea Handron suffered an infection after a surgeon unknowingly pierced her bowel during a hernia operation. She became so ill that doctors placed her in a medically induced coma for six weeks. Jim R. Bounds/AP Images for Kaiser Health News hide caption

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Hospitals To Pay Big Fines For Infections, Avoidable Injuries
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To fight antibiotic-resistant staph germs like these, a study suggests disinfecting the skin of all intensive care patients. Janice Carr/CDC hide caption

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Pretty to look at, almost, but Klebsiella pneumoniae bacteria these are a common cause of infections in hospitals. CDC hide caption

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