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Friday, January 26, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
SHEA offers cautious guidance on easing contact precautions for drug-resistant infections »
A panel of experts in infection prevention and control has released new expert guidance for acute care hospitals to help t...
Friday, January 26, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Flu season is peaking, but CDC warns many weeks of activity ahead »
In a telebriefing this morning, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said flu activity is at the highest i...
Friday, January 26, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
New expert guidance on contact precautions for drug-resistant infections »
New expert guidance released today by the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America advises hospitals on determining...
Friday, January 26, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
IPs are Catalysts for Positive Patient Outcomes Through Collaboration With Accrediting Agencies »
Within the healthcare arena, infection preventionists (IPs) wear multiple hats. One distinct and very important role is th...
Friday, January 26, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Who will answer the call in the next outbreak? Drug makers feel burned by string of vaccine pleas »
Every few years an alarming disease launches a furious, out-of-the-blue attack on people, triggering a high-level emergenc...
Friday, January 26, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
2017-2018 Influenza Season Week 1 ending January 6, 2018 »
During week 2 (January 7-13, 2018), influenza activity increased in the United States. More >>
Friday, January 26, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Flu Sickens Thousands Across The Country »
Fears that this winter would bring a nasty flu season appear to be coming true. Health officials say this year's season st...
Friday, January 26, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
NIH Study Supports Use of Short-Term HIV Treatment Interruption in Clinical Trials »
A short-term pause in HIV treatment during a carefully monitored clinical trial does not lead to lasting expansion of the...
Friday, January 26, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
In urban streams, pharmaceutical pollution is driving microbial resistance »
In urban streams, persistent pharmaceutical pollution can cause aquatic microbial communities to become resistant to drugs...
Friday, January 26, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Recommendation of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices for Use of a Third Dose of Mumps »
A substantial increase in the number of mumps outbreaks and outbreak-associated cases has occurred in the United States si...
Friday, January 26, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Prevention of Hepatitis B Virus Infection in the United States »
This report updates and summarizes previously published recommendations from the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practi...
Wednesday, January 24, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Why It’s Still Worth Getting a Flu Shot »
Even a “less effective” vaccine packs a payoff in averting illness and death. It’s worth exploring what we mean by effecti...
Wednesday, January 24, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Healthcare-associated Infections (HAI) Progress Report »
The National and State Healthcare-Associated Infections Progress Report expands upon and provides an update to previous re...
Wednesday, January 24, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Prevalence of MRSA in ICU Patients After State-Mandated Surveillance »
The prevalence of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) among intensive care unit (ICU) patients in Illinois...
Monday, January 22, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Patient Voices: Hepatitis »
Hepatitis  is an inflammation of the liver generally caused by a virus. Hepatitis B and C are the most common viral...
Wednesday, January 17, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Contact Precaution Guidelines Released for Multidrug-Resistant Infections »
A new expert guidance concerning contact precautions (CP) for multi-drug resistant bacteria has been released and publishe...
Friday, January 12, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Joint Commission cracks down on hand hygiene »
The Joint Commission will now issue a citation to healthcare organizations if during on-site visits surveyors witness an e...
Friday, January 12, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Non-occupational Uses of Respiratory Protection – What Public Health Organizations and Users Need »
The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) mission is to promote safe and healthful working conditi...
Saturday, December 30, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
How a children's hospital handled a measles outbreak »
When Children's Minnesota hospital in St. Paul confirmed a toddler as its first measles case of 2017 last spring, Patricia...
Saturday, December 30, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Risk assessment of colonization of legionella spp. in dental unit waterlines. »
The aerosol produced during the use of dental instruments can spread pathogens potentially harmful to health. Most of the...
Friday, December 29, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Interaction of healthcare worker hands and portable medical equipment: a sequence analysis to show p »
While research has demonstrated the importance of a clean health care environment, there is a lack of research on the role...
Friday, December 29, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Dec 29, 2017 »
Bactericidal vs bacteriostatic drugs HAI and medical gear MORE >>
Friday, December 29, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
News Scan for Dec 29, 2017 »
UAE screening finds MERS case Polio in Pakistan and DRC More avian flu outbreaks in 5...
Friday, December 29, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
CDC: flu rises sharply, now widespread in 36 states »
Flu activity rose sharply last week, with 36 states now reporting widespread circulation and other markers such as clinic...
Thursday, December 28, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
News Scan for Dec 28, 2017 »
US E coli outbreak Antibiotic use in Chinese hospitals MERS in Saudi Arabia Hurricane recovery progress...
Thursday, December 28, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Report finds gaps in FDA food recall process »
A new report from the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) said the...
Thursday, December 28, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Paper suggests antibiotic alternatives should focus on mild infections »
A paper today in  PLoS Biology  argues that developing antibiotic alternatives for mild infections rather than...
Thursday, December 28, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Overcoming difficulties developing an HIV vaccine »
The development of an HIV vaccine has proven extraordinarily difficult. One of the reasons is that naïve precursor B cells...
Wednesday, December 27, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
News Scan for Dec 27, 2017 »
Saudi MERS case Yellow fever in Nigeria South Korean anthrax developments...
Wednesday, December 27, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Six countries report more avian flu outbreaks »
A handful of countries reported new avian flu outbreaks over the past few days that involved different strains, including...
Wednesday, December 27, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Jump in H3N2 flu prompts CDC warning, antiviral reminder »
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) today warned clinicians that flu activity has increased significan...
Wednesday, December 27, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
CDC Health Alert Network (HAN) Health Advisory Regarding Seasonal Influenza A(H3N2) Activity and Ant »
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is providing: 1) a notice about increased influenza A(H3N2) activity...
Sunday, December 24, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
MMWR: QuickStats: Percentage of Adults Aged ≥18 Years with Any Hearing Loss,* by State — National He »
Overall, 15.9% of U.S. adults aged ≥18 years had any hearing loss during 2014–2016. The prevalence of any hearing loss was...
Sunday, December 24, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
MMWR: Notes from the Field: Use of Asynchronous Video Directly Observed Therapy for Treatment of Tub »
To treat a cluster of tuberculosis (TB) transmission cases in a long-term care facility for cognitively impaired adults lo...
Sunday, December 24, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
MMWR: CDC Grand Rounds: National Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) Registry Impact, Challenges, an »
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, is a rapidly progressive fatal neurologic dis...

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