Weekly Rounds: Immunological Debt, Sequencing-Based Diagnostics, and More

Take 5 minutes to catch up on Infection Control Today’s highlights for the week ending November 11, 2022.

Here are 5 highlights from Infection Control®'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.

Respiratory Spread and the Flawed Concept of Immunological Debt: A New Understanding

CDC discusses potential proposals to redefine spread and to produce uniform guidelines across different types of facilities because public health interventions do not cause immunological debt but instead may prevent immunocompromising infections.

Sequencing-Based Diagnostics Critical to Fighting Against Infectious Disease

While sequencing-based diagnostics have been used since the 1970s, only recently has the technology been used for infectious diseases.

Sexually Transmitted Infections Increasingly Plague the United States

What can the individual do, especially those who are underserved, to protect themselves against sexually transmitted infections, including chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis, and complicated with monkeypox.

APIC’s Virtual Cleaning, Disinfection, and Sterilization Conference Promises Learning and Fun

Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology’s (APIC’s) CDS Conference is virtual this year, and the topics are environmental hygiene and sterile processing.

Developing Vaccines to Fight Sepsis Caused by ExPEC and S aureus 

Extra-intestinal pathogenic Escherichia coli (ExPEC) and Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus) are 2 of the leading causes of severe sepsis, and Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson is developing vaccines to fight those diseases.