Hospital Disinfects Phones to Tackle “Major Threat” to Patients

Sometimes people go to a hospital, and they leave with an infection. A new device being tested at St. Francis Hospital might reduce those infections.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services estimates that at any given time, around one in 20 patients leaves a hospital with an infection. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention called this a “major, yet often preventable, threat to patient safety.”

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