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100,000 deaths in the US alone could be avoided each year if health care workers washed their hands more, according to the CDC.
Do 100,000 deaths in the US occur per year which could be avoided by health care workers washing their hands more?
The CDC Foundation (not the CDC itself) says that 99,000 deaths a year are caused by healthcare associated infections, but doesn't say how many are caused by a lack of hand-washing.
Hygiene Fast Facts by the CDC claims that 1 million deaths world-wide are caused by a lack of hand-washing by everyone (not just healthcare workers).