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Maryland, Hopkins share in CDC award to fight germs

Two Baltimore institutions will share in $11 million in funding from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention aimed at preventing the spread of germs — a deadly and costly problem in hospitals and other health care settings.

The University of Maryland School of Medicine and Johns Hopkins Medicine have long been involved in developing technology and protocols to control infections in patients and health care workers. Each will get just over $2 million over three years. Four other facilities will split the remainder.

The institutions will continue researching methods of stopping the spread of the flu virus, antibiotic-resistant bacteria and Ebola, for example. They...