Researchers with the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Emory University recruited about 2,600 high-risk men to see if mailing them free HIV test kits might be a better method of detection than usual care.
There are no hard and fast dates for when flu season begins or ends; it can last anywhere from October to as late as May, according to the CDC.
A duodenoscope that has a sterile disposable elevator component has been cleared for market and represents an important step in the fight against infection, according to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
Infection preventionists seen as key provider in responding to superbugs.
Phage therapy is gaining some traction as a treatment option against superbugs.
Acute care hospitals reduced Clostridium difficile infections by 12%, central line-associated bloodstream infections by 9%, and catheter-associated urinary tract infections by 8% between 2017 and 2018.
Seattle Children's Hospital has had to close operating rooms for the second time this year because of Aspergillus. Better ventilation systems can help.
Alma Jackson, PhD, RN, COHN-S, discusses how to overcome this occupational hazard.
Respiratory virus season is upon us, and the influenza activity in Australia, which is usually a predictor, has left many experts in a state of worry.
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