December 23, 2010Pathogens 1. MRSA Carriage Rates Vary Widely in Nursing Homes, Study Finds 2. Knowledge Gaps, Fears Common Among Parents of Children with Drug-Resistant Bacteria 3. UCI Awarded $10 Million to Study MRSA Prevention Strategies 4. Emerging Infectious Diseases Pose Current and Future Challenges 5. Minimize Hospital Waiting Times to Avoid Airborne Transmission of Infection 6. Rates of Healthcare-Associated MRSA Infections Decreasing 7. CDI May Be a Regional Challenge 8. How Bacteria Get from Catheter to Patient 9. Influenza Virus Strains Show Increasing Drug Resistance and Ability to Spread 10. Bacteria Seek to Topple the Egg as Top Flu Vaccine Tool 11. NDM-1: An Update 12. MRSA's Evolving Epidemiology 13. Community Hospital Network Leverages Best Practices to Fight Spread of Clostridium difficile 14. Steel and Glass Surfaces Among the Environmental Factors That Help Avian Flu Virus Survive 15. Study Suggests Home Humidifiers May Play a Role in Reducing Survival of Airborne Flu Virus 16. ICU Patients Colonized with Resistant Acinetobacter Should Have Early Removal of Invasive Devices 17. Researchers Discover Ease of Acinetobacter Transmission Via PPE, Unwashed Hands 18. Clostridium difficile: The Newest Superbug Beats Out MRSA 19. Daily Bleach Cleaning Reduces VRE Bacteremia Rates 20. Who is at Risk for MRSA?