European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases

Healio brings you the highlights from European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases. Refer back to this page often for the latest news from ECCMID, perspectives and interviews with leading researchers and clinicians, and to review archives of past meetings.
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SSI infection rates differ by sex, procedures

April 30, 2019
A patient’s sex plays a factor in determining the likelihood of a surgical site infection, or SSI, and the sex-based risk varies based on the…
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Prompt treatment is critical after rabies exposure

April 26, 2019
People wait an average of 10 days before seeking medical advice after being exposed to potentially rabid animals overseas, and people in the United…
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‘Significant’ proportion of health care workers, patients shed flu virus before symptoms appear

April 20, 2019
Researchers tracking influenza transmission at a tertiary care hospital in Switzerland found that a “significant” proportion of patients…
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Microbiome in newborns’ stool can predict overweight at age 3 years

April 17, 2019
Researchers in Finland found that a newborn’s microbiome, measured in his or her first stool sample, predicted whether the child would…
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Patient privacy curtains commonly contaminated with MDROs

April 16, 2019
Patient privacy curtains are commonly contaminated with multidrug-resistant organisms, or MDROs, and despite frequently coming in contact with…
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Resistance against ‘last resort’ antibiotic reported at UK animal hospital

April 16, 2019
Bacteria samples from four animals at a small animal hospital in the United Kingdom were found to be resistant to linezolid, an antibiotic that is…
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Infectious disease rates skyrocket amid Venezuela’s economic crisis

April 16, 2019
Research presented at the European Congress of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases shows that Venezuela’s political and economic…
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Zerbaxa noninferior to meropenem for treating nosocomial pneumonia

April 16, 2019
Zerbaxa is noninferior to meropenem for the treatment of adult patients with ventilated nosocomial pneumonia, or VNP, according to phase 3 data from…
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Infants born through cesarean section more likely to have respiratory infection

April 15, 2019
Findings of a prospective birth cohort study presented at the European Congress of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases suggested that…
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Petting zoos harbor potentially dangerous MDR bacteria

April 15, 2019
Many animals featured at petting zoos may be colonized with one or more strains of extended-spectrum beta-lactamase, or ESBL, and AmpC-producing…