Among the top stories in infectious diseases this week was a prediction by researchers that failure to meet HHS targets for reducing surgical site infections (SSIs) following knee and hip arthroplasties will result in a 14% increase in SSIs by 2030 and study findings that the transition to acellular vaccinations has contributed to the resurgence of pertussis in the United States.
Other top stories included the development of a novel plastic drain cover that prevents spread of pathogens from hospital sinks, data indicating racial/ethnic disparities in HIV care and findings that older children and those with arthralgia are more likely to contract chikungunya virus infection.
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