Weekly Rounds: Kracken Subvariants of COVID-19, Rare Infectious Diseases, and More

Take 5 minutes to catch up on Infection Control Today®’s highlights for the week ending January 13, 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.

Simplifying Infection Preventionist Requirements From the COVID-19 Pandemic

How do infection preventionists navigate the many—and often contradictory—requirements that fighting the COVID-19 pandemic has brought upon them?

Hot Topics in Infection Prevention: Uganda Declares Ebola Outbreak Over, and “Kracken” Subvariants of COVID-19

Saskia v. Popescu, PhD, MPH, MA, CIC, discusses the great news about Ebola in Uganda. She also covers COVID-19 news, and what it has to do with the Clash of the Titans.

Rare Infectious Diseases: A Tutorial

What do clinicians, infection preventionists, and environmental hygiene personnel do when faced with rare infectious diseases? Matt Pullen, MD, gives ICT® readers a tutorial.

How Dangerous Are Cleaning Products Environmental Hygiene Personnel Use?

Have the CDC and EPA given enough correct guidance on how to use cleaning products during the COVID-19 pandemic, or is it “fundamentally flawed”?

The Infection Preventionist’s Formula for Providing Constructive Criticism

How should health care workers, especially infection preventionists, give constructive criticism in their positions?