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Washington, D.C., facilities demonstrated 5% CRE prevalence

June 23, 2017

Roughly 5% of all inpatients in Washington, D.C. health care facilities tested positive for carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae, according to findings recently published in Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology.

Studies of C. difficile burden in acute vs. long-term care facilities contradictory

June 23, 2017
Two studies on Clostridium difficile differ greatly on whether acute-care facilities or long-term care facilities have higher rates of the infection. Researchers in…

'Like winning the lottery’: EIS officers explain getting accepted into CDC program

Infectious Disease News, June 2017
The voice says to call back. Someone at the CDC wants to discuss your application for the Epidemic Intelligence Service. Panic sets in. Did you forget to fill something…

‘Bring it on!’ Presenting at EIS conference can be daunting, officers say

Infectious Disease News, June 2017
Victoria Hall, DVM, MS, a first-year officer in the CDC’s Epidemic Intelligence Service, sat at a table in the hallway of a downtown Atlanta convention center and…
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HPV Immunization: Ensuring Your Patients Do Not Slip through the Cracks

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Merck & Co., Inc.

Vaccination rates for the human papillomavirus (HPV) continue to be below those of other vaccines recommended for…
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Code red for MDR bacteria: Resistance to carbapenems doubles in ICUs

Infectious Disease News, June 2017
Thomas P. Lodise, MD
Four years ago, the CDC’s Antibiotic Resistance Threats in the United States report warned that inaction could…
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Washington, D.C., facilities demonstrated 5% CRE prevalence

June 23, 2017
Roughly 5% of all inpatients in Washington, D.C. health care facilities tested positive for carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae, according to

Studies of C. difficile burden in acute vs. long-term care facilities contradictory

June 23, 2017
Two studies on Clostridium difficile differ greatly on whether acute-care facilities or long-term care facilities have higher rates of the…

'Like winning the lottery’: EIS officers explain getting accepted into CDC program

Infectious Disease News, June 2017
The voice says to call back. Someone at the CDC wants to discuss your application for the Epidemic Intelligence Service. Panic sets in. Did you…

‘Bring it on!’ Presenting at EIS conference can be daunting, officers say

Infectious Disease News, June 2017
Victoria Hall, DVM, MS, a first-year officer in the CDC’s Epidemic Intelligence Service, sat at a table in the hallway of a downtown Atlanta…

Editorial

Code red for MDR bacteria: Resistance to carbapenems doubles in ICUs

Infectious Disease News, June 2017
Thomas P. Lodise, MD
Four years ago, the CDC’s Antibiotic Resistance Threats in the United States report warned that inaction could have “potentially…

In the Journals Plus

ID team increases survival of patients with severe sepsis/septic shock

June 20, 2017
A designated team of infectious disease specialists treating severe sepsis or septic shock can improve a patient’s chance of survival…

In the Journals Plus

HAIs caused by gram-negative bacteria, MRSA increase mortality risk

June 18, 2017
Data from more than 100 hospitals affiliated with the U. S. Department of Veterans Affairs showed that health care-associated infections due to…

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Inspections reveal bacterial growth on reprocessed ureteroscopes

June 17, 2017
Researchers detected bacterial growth on reprocessed flexible ureteroscopes days after the devices were sterilized, underscoring the need to actively…

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Intervention significantly reduces MRSA in Veterans living center

June 16, 2017
Recent findings presented at the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology annual conference showed that an intervention…

Meeting NewsPerspective

Study: 37% of heater-cooler devices contaminated with M. chimaera

June 15, 2017
More than one-third of heater-cooler devices sampled during a recent study were contaminated with Mycobacterium chimaera, researchers said…

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