Resistant bacteria present a major threat in hospitals, but there are measures to prevent their spread

Hospital infections can cause death or serious conditions in hospitalized patients. Following a series of procedures is essential to both prevent spread of infections and treat them. As the Nov. 18-24 World Antimicrobial Awareness Week begins, a doctor, a nurse, and a patient from the Hospital Maciel, in Montevideo, Uruguay, describe coping with hospital infections.