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Epidemiology of Coccidioidomycosis Outbreaks Reported Worldwide, 1940–2015

February 15, 2018

Freedman, et al. (2018) reviewed documented coccidioidomycosis outbreaks from the period 1945–2015 to identify common features and prevention opportunities.

Copper-Coated Uniforms Could Help Reduce Infection Transmission

February 15, 2018

Material scientists at the University of Manchester, working in collaboration with universities in China, have created a 'durable and washable, concrete-like' composite material made from antibacterial copper nanoparticles.

Why Do Healthy Children Die from the Flu? Study Offers New Insights

February 15, 2018

A new study published in the Journal of Immunology offers new insights as to why healthy children are much more vulnerable to influenza.

Investigators Provide Update on Influenza Activity from October Through Early February

February 15, 2018

Budd, et al. (2018) report in MMWR that influenza activity in the United States began to increase in early November 2017 and rose sharply from December through Feb. 3, 2018; elevated influenza activity is expected to continue for several more weeks.

Proper Sterile Processing in Low and Middle-Income Countries

February 15, 2018

Fast, et al. (2018) designed a sterile processing education course, including mentoring, and aimed to evaluate the impact on participants’ personal knowledge, skills, and practices.

Hand Hygiene Can Lower Mortality, Antibiotic Prescription Rates in Nursing Homes

February 14, 2018

Infection prevention practices centered on hand hygiene protocols can save lives across all healthcare facilities, not just hospital settings.

Infectious Diseases Experts Concerned with President’s Budget Request

February 14, 2018

The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA) says it is alarmed by the proposed funding for critical programs needed to prevent, treat, and contain infectious diseases included in the President’s Budget Request.

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