Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology

Healio brings you the highlights from the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) annual conference. Refer back to this page often for the latest news from the conference, perspectives and interviews with leading researchers and clinicians, and to review archives of past meetings.

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Oral microbiota levels may indicate pancreatic cancer

May 29, 2014
The presence of certain types of bacteria in the mouth could potentially be an indicator of pancreatic cancer in its early stages, according to study…
Meeting News Coverage

Oral microbiota levels may indicate pancreatic cancer

May 29, 2014
The presence of certain types of bacteria in the mouth could potentially be an indicator of pancreatic cancer in its early stages, according to study…
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Bacteria linger up to a week inside airplanes

May 27, 2014
Bacteria can remain on certain surfaces inside airplanes for up to 1 week, according to data from a study presented at the annual meeting of the…
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HPV detected in more than two-thirds of US adults

May 21, 2014
Nearly 70% of healthy Americans were found to be infected with one or more strains of HPV, but most of the strains identified were harmless…
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Disposable cleansing clothes reduced MRSA rates in geriatric facility

June 6, 2012
Using disposable, germ-killing cloths for daily bathing reduced the rate of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus incidence at a geriatric…
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Sepsis outbreak identified at LA dialysis center

June 6, 2012
Improper cleaning and disinfection of artificial kidneys led to three patients with chronic kidney failure to contract sepsis, according to data from…
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Topical antibiotic agents overused in prison population

June 5, 2012
Inmates entering maximum-security correctional facilities in New York overuse topical antibiotic agents, according to research presented at the 39th…
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Reducing SSI complications may save more than $65 million per year

June 5, 2012
Hospital readmissions for complications due to surgical site infections after hip or knee replacements cost more than $65 million per year, according…
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Dengue cases amplified during 2010 hurricane season in Puerto Rico

July 1, 2011
BALTIMORE — Dengue surveillance across Veterans Affairs facilities in Puerto Rico indicated that dengue infections occurred most frequently…
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Common procedure for cleaning hospital beds failed to eliminate bacteria

Infectious Disease News, July 2011
BALTIMORE — Commonly used cleaning measures for disinfecting hospital bed mattresses and bed decks did not eliminate contamination…