The Aspergillus mold was detected in the hospital’s operating rooms on Nov. 10, shortly after 6-month-old Elizabeth Hutt underwent her third heart operation.
Infection control teams concerned about how hospital sink drains can breed reservoirs of antibiotic-resistant pathogens should consider having environmental services (EVS) personnel clean those drains every 3 to 5 days with a mixture of h
For ABC, the bacterial counts were 56% lower for post-manual cleaning plus UV, compared with manual cleaning alone. For MRSA, they were 93% lower.
Human coronaviruses can remain active on surfaces such as metal, glass, or plastic for up to 9 days after exposure.
The makers of medical masks can’t produce them fast enough, as the infection and death tolls from the Wuhan coronavirus mount.
The agency uses an emergency use authorization to allow distribution of the diagnostic kits.
Purell makes unsubstantiated claims about what its hand sanitizer products can do, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) charges.
Latest development in the push to reduce risk of infection from the devices.
The company is trying to find ways to keep the move from affecting patients and providers.
Nancy Messonnier, MD, director of the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases: "The situation is evolving rapidly."