Infection Control Today, April 2023, (Vol. 27, No. 3)

Water Management and IP Risk

April 17, 2023

Numerous pathogen outbreaks have been from the water in medical facilities. So what are the dangers, and what can infection preventionists do to prevent morbidities and mortalities from occurring?

Reducing CLABSI and CAUTI: What Is an Infection Preventionist’s Role?

April 12, 2023

Central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSIs) or catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTIs) have been increasing since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. What is the IP's role in preventing them and the mortalities that sometimes accompany them?

Is the Rise in RSV Infections Associated With Immune Debt or SARS-CoV-2 Immune Dysfunction?

February 23, 2023

Post-COVID-19 immune dysfunction is supported by epidemiological, clinical, and laboratory evidence. Attributing, with little to no evidence, that masking and lack of exposure is the primary driver of increases in bacterial and viral infections discourages critical interventions needed to stop the spread of disease.

CROI Now Covers More Than HIV

February 21, 2023

The Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections 2023 has research in COVID-19, mpox, hepatitis, and other viral infections, plus networking, and even Anthony Fauci, MD, speaking on his legacy.

Triple Epidemic: Pandemic Fatigue and Misinformation as Possible Causes

February 16, 2023

The triple epidemic or “tripledemic” of influenza, COVID-19, and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) may have peaked. What caused the confluence of these viruses to start, and how can we stop it from happening again?