Weekly Rounds: Fighting Cryptococcus Worldwide; Tattoo Infections, and More

Take 5 minutes to catch up on Infection Control Today®’s highlights for the week ending February 10, 2023.

Here are 5 highlights from Infection Control Today®'s (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.

ICCC in Uganda: Fighting Cryptococcus Worldwide

Experts from around the world shared new data about cryptococcus at the recent International Conference on Cryptococcus & Cryptococcosis (ICCC) in Uganda.

Hot Topics in IPC: Updates on EzriCare Artificial Tears, the Bird Flu, and COVID-19

Saskia v. Popescu, PhD, MPH, MA, CIC, discusses the latest in the artificial tears infection alert and in the bird flu—and good news for COVID-19—for February 10, 2023.

Is Your Professional Tattoo Artist Protecting You Against Infections?

What should individuals getting a tattoo look for to protect themselves from infection? This is the first article in a series on tattoo safety.

How Long Does C Difficile Linger in a Hospital Room? One Study Shows a Year

Can a patient catch C difficile if the previous hospital room occupant had it?

Do Antidepressants Facilitate Antimicrobial Resistance?

A new study shows antibiotics are not the only widely used pharmaceuticals that can induce the emergence of treatment-resistant bacteria.