• Treatment of Viral Infections in ICU Patients
    Patients with severe viral infections are often hospitalized in intensive care units (ICUs) and recent studies underline the frequency of viral detection in ICU patients. Viral infections in the ICU often involve the respiratory or the central nervous system and can cause ...More
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  • Treatment of Bloodstream Infections in ICUs
    Bloodstream infections (BSIs) are frequent in the intensive care unit (ICU) and is a prognostic factor of severe sepsis. Community-acquired BSIs usually due to susceptible bacteria should be clearly differentiated from healthcare-associated BSIs frequently due to resistant ...More
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  • Strength of Coughing May Forecast the Likelihood of Spread of Multidrug-Resistant Organisms
    Current recommendations indicate that patients who are coughing and have multidrug-resistant organisms (MDROs) in their sputum are considered to be shedders and should be cared for in single-room isolation at least until symptoms resolve. Airborne spread and subsequent ...More
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  • 14 Indicted in Connection with NECC and Nationwide Fungal Meningitis Outbreak
    A 131-count criminal indictment was unsealed Wednesday in Boston in connection with the 2012 nationwide fungal meningitis outbreak, the Justice Department announced.  Barry J. Cadden, owner and head pharmacist of New England Compounding Center (NECC) and ...More
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  • Multistate Outbreak of Listeriosis Linked to Commercially Produced, Prepackaged Caramel Apples
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is collaborating with public health officials in several states and with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to investigate an outbreak of Listeria monocytogenes infections (listeriosis) linked to commercially ...More
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  • FDA Approves Pathogen Reduction System to Treat Platelets
    The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the Intercept Blood System for platelets, the first pathogen reduction system to treat single donor apheresis platelets. The system is for use by blood establishments that collect and manufacture blood and blood components ...More
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  • Students in Liberia Become Active Ebola Case Finders
    Ever since the closure of the university due to the Ebola outbreak, Tony Harrison, a sociology student at the University of Liberia, has been trying to help stop the spread of the Ebola virus in his country. He joined the team of active case finders to go from house to ...More
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  • 2014 Year in Review: Environmental Hygiene
    Here's a look at the top news items and features of 2014 related to environmental hygiene. ...More
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  • Infection Control Tomorrow
    Learn more about Infection Control Tomorrow, the industry's most progressive 2-day in-person event discussing traditional strategies and leading innovative approaches, creating the best of both worlds in infection prevention. ...More
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  • Sharpening Your Skill Sets
    Your job isn't the same as it was five or 10 years ago, is it? I might hazard to guess that it might not even be the same as it was just a year or two ago. Infection prevention and control is evolving at an accelerated pace, and the skill sets you thought were sufficient in ...More
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