Weekly Rounds: CDC Ultrasound Disinfection Guidelines, Monkeypox Updates, and More

Take 5 minutes to catch up on Infection Control Today’s highlights for the week ending July 29.

Here are 5 highlights from ICT®’s wide-ranging coverage of the infection prevention and control world. Everything from interviews with known opinion leaders, to the news that infection preventionists and other health care professionals can use on their jobs.

Should the CDC Change its Guidance on Ultrasound Transducer Disinfection?

This is the third in a series of articles based on ICT®'s exclusive interview with Oliver D. Kripfgans, PhD, FAIUM, about ultrasound transducer disinfection, and the consequences of using the incorrect type.

The Public Ignores Warnings from Infection Preventionists, but at What Cost?

With the World Health Organization declaring monkeypox a global emergency, Infection Control Today® looks at what lessons SARS-CoV-2 gave but were not followed, and what could be next.

In Their Own Words: How COVID-19 Changed the Nursing staff at a Hawaiian Nursing Home

COVID-19, and the emotional and physical toll it caused, reached all corners of the globe. At a nursing home in Hawaii, the staff describes how the pandemic has affected them.

Without Consensus, WHO Declares Monkeypox Global Health Emergency

Despite the lessons learned from SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19, monkeypox is still spreading worldwide, and those lessons do not seem to be halting its progress. The WHO hopes to change that.

Racial and Gender Differences Noted in Community-Associated Carbapenem-Resistant Enterobacterales Cases

CRE cases are considered a US public health threat, and, concerningly, a small, but notable proportion of CRE cases occur in patients without traditional health care risk factors.