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Did you know that each year, many lives and millions of dollars are lost due to the spread of infections in hospitals? Don't be afraid to remind friends, family and healthcare providers to wash and sanitize their hands before coming into direct contact with you. Want to learn more about what the VA is doing? Take a look at the Infection: Don't Pass It On! web site.

For information about what you can do to help protect yourself and your loved ones from health care related infections, visit Safe Care Campaign: How to Be a Safe Patient*†.

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