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Kelly M. Pyrek

Kelly M. Pyrek has served as editor in chief of Infection Control Today magazine for the past 12 years, and manages a number of ICT-affiliated print and online offerings. Recognized by the Society of Professional Journalists as an award-winning practitioner, she has served as an editorial manager, editor, and writer for newspapers, magazines, wire services and public information bureaus for more than 25 years. She is a graduate of the University of Southern California and is the author of several books on healthcare, forensic science and medico-legal issues.

2014 is the Year of Ebola

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The Ebola outbreak became the most visible pressing public health issue in 2014. In ICT's online poll we asked infection preventionists for their views on the outbreak; here's a look at their responses to two key questions:

Are you concerned about an Ebola outbreak occurring in the U.S.?
Yes   61.11%
No   31.41%
Uncertain   7.48%

1,525 votes were cast

Should asymptomatic healthcare workers returning from Ebola humanitarian aid efforts be quarantined
when returning to the U.S.?

Yes    68.81%
No    25.14%
Uncertain    6.05%

529 votes were cast

And in case you missed any of our Ebola coverage, here's a look at some recent headlines:

Using the Power of Computers to Harness the Human Genome May Provide Clues into the Ebola Virus
http://www.infectioncontroltoday.com/news/2014/12/using-the-power-of-computers-to-harness-the-human-genome-may-provide-clues-into-the-ebola-virus.aspx

Study Identifies 53 Approved Drugs That May Block Ebola infection
http://www.infectioncontroltoday.com/news/2014/12/study-identifies-53-approved-drugs-that-may-block-ebola-infection.aspx

Simple Steps Can Safeguard Against Ebola Transmission Through Organ Donation
http://www.infectioncontroltoday.com/news/2014/12/simple-steps-can-safeguard-against-ebola-transmission-through-organ-donation.aspx

How to Treat Ebola During Pregnancy
http://www.infectioncontroltoday.com/news/2014/12/how-to-treat-ebola-during-pregnancy.aspx

Men in Recovery From Ebola Should Wear Condoms for at Least Three Months
http://www.infectioncontroltoday.com/news/2014/12/men-in-recovery-from-ebola-should-wear-condoms-for-at-least-three-months.aspx

Partners Unite to Build Stronger Systems for Health in Ebola-Affected Countries
http://www.infectioncontroltoday.com/news/2014/12/partners-unite-to-build-stronger-systems-for-health-in-ebolaaffected-countries.aspx

Ebola Virus May Replicate in an Exotic Way
http://www.infectioncontroltoday.com/news/2014/12/ebola-virus-may-replicate-in-an-exotic-way.aspx

Survivors Fight Ebola Stigma, Provide Patient Care
http://www.infectioncontroltoday.com/news/2014/12/survivors-fight-ebola-stigma-provide-patient-care.aspx

Notre Dame Study Examines Important Ebola Protein
http://www.infectioncontroltoday.com/news/2014/12/notre-dame-study-examines-important-ebola-protein.aspx

How Long Can Ebola Live? Researcher Looks for Answers
http://www.infectioncontroltoday.com/news/2014/12/how-long-can-ebola-live-researcher-looks-for-answers.aspx

Infectious Disease Experts Say Guidelines for Treatment of Ebola Patients are Needed Urgently
http://www.infectioncontroltoday.com/news/2014/12/infectious-disease-experts-say-guidelines-for-treatment-of-ebola-patients-are-needed-urgently.aspx

For even more Ebola-related news, visit: http://www.infectioncontroltoday.com/topics/ebola-virus.aspx

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