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Rates of endocarditis spiked in the past decade

Endocarditis, an inflammation of the heart lining caused by infection, has spiked tenfold in the last decade.

Lev Facher of STAT News joins Here & Now‘s Scott Tong to explain the increase and difficulties in treatment.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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