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It’s been a lively year for infection prevention issues and news, hasn’t it? As my final editor’s letter for 2008, I thought I’d take a look at what made news this year. It’s no surprise that MRSA continued to make the headlines, as did a number of outbreaks associated with hospital and clinic care, as well as in the community (a most recent example is the MRSA infections among NFL players and other professional athletes). In my quest to deliver to ICT readers their daily ration of news, I’ve posted thousands of stories to our Web site this year, and I can tell you definitely have a nose for (MRSA) news. That topic appeared in nearly half of the top news items we posted to our Web site this year! So, without further ado, here are the most popular news items from 2008, in order of your click-throughs:
2. Sept. 15: Is Re-Emerging Superbug the Next MRSA?
4. Sept. 22: Hand Hygiene Habits Remain Stagnant
8. Oct. 8: Science-Based Strategies Take Aim at HAIs
17. March 28: Nursing Shortage About to Take a Turn for the Worse
Just to show how much MRSA dominated 2008, here are two more items:
Here’s wishing you a peaceful and fulfilling end to 2008, as well as increased budgets and resources for 2009!
P.S... In the time since this editor’s letter was printed, a few more headlines went off the charts in terms of click-throughs:
Until next month, bust those bugs!
Kelly M. Pyrek
Editor in Chief