California passes bill to curb staph outbreaks in hospitals

Los Angeles Times, September 26, 2008

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has signed two measures requiring California hospitals to strengthen their efforts at preventing staph outbreaks and to reveal to the public their rates of infection. Although the governor vetoed similar legislation four years ago, concerns about the growth of these bacteria—and state inspections finding that some hospitals were not preventing their spread—have made infections a top public health priority.


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