The agency has been pushing to make the LivaNova Heater-Cooler System 3T safer since 2015.
The CDC is more pessimistic than the WHO about containing the novel coronavirus COVID-19.
About 20% of passengers in an airport have clean hands. If that increases to 30%, a potential infectious disease would have a worldwide impact that is about 24% smaller.
Seqirus announced today that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Fluad Quadrivalent, touted as the first and only adjuvanted quadrivalent influenza vaccine, developed to help protect adults 65 years and older against seasonal influenza.
Nurses think they should play a professional role in antimicrobial stewardship (AS) programs, but a culture of safety at hospitals that focuses on other kinds of providers often hinders nurse involvement.
“These estimates are reassuring,” says Brendan Flannery, PhD, the CDC’s investigator for the US Flu Vaccine Effectiveness Network.
Discoveries About C. diff Underscore That What Happens Outside Hospitals Doesn’t Always Stay Outside Hospitals
Hospital administrators and infection preventionists have to contend with diversity among C. diff isolates.
Health officials say that this is a particularly bad year for an extended influenza season since flu symptoms and some of the symptoms of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, are the same (fever, cough, shortness of breath).
Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director general of the World Health Organization, notes that this is the first time that China has included numbers of healthcare workers infected in the data it has provided on the spread of the epidemic.
Proper PPE for the Wuhan coronavirus includes powered air purifying respirators (PAPRs), an N95 mask, eye protection, gloves, and gown.