When 100 passengers on a flight from Dubai to New York in September 2018 fell ill with respiratory symptoms, health officials were concerned that they might be carrying a serious respiratory illness called MERS-CoV (Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus) and quarantined the plane until fur
The Association for the Healthcare Environment (AHE) announces newly elected at-large board members for the 2019-2021 term. They are:
The 2018 theme of International Infection Prevention Week (IIPW), which takes place October 14-20, is Protecting Patients Everywhere. Healthcare professionals from all settings and levels play an important role in protecting patients.
A new study from National Institutes of Health scientists and their Thai colleagues shows that a "good" bacterium commonly found in probiotic digestive supplements helps eliminate Staphylococcus aureus, a type of bacteria that can cause serious antibiotic-resistant infections.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announces it has approved a supplemental application for Gardasil 9 (Human Papillomavirus (HPV) 9-valent Vaccine, Recombinant) expanding the approved use of the vaccine to include women and men aged 27 through 45 years.
Joint Commission Center for Transforming Healthcare Launches Project to Address U.S. Hospital-Acquired Pressure Injuries
Every year, hospital-acquired pressure ulcers and injuries (HAPU/I) across the United States result in significant patient harm, including pain, expensive treatments, increased length of institutional stay and, in some patients, premature
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today approved a new drug, Arikayce (amikacin liposome inhalation suspension), for the treatment of lung disease caused by a group of bacteria, Mycobacterium avium complex (MAC) in a limited populati
FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, MD, has issued the following statement:
The Association for the Health Care Environment (AHE) of the American Hospital Association announces the recipients of the 2018 Recognition Awards for excellence in caring for the environment, volunteerservice, mentorship and environmenta
Tuberculosis (TB) is the leading infectious cause of death worldwide, killing roughly 1.6 million people in 2017.