Weekly Rounds: Marburg Virus, COVID-19's Possible Long-Term Damage to Immune System, and More

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Take 5 minutes to catch up on Infection Control Today®’s highlights for the week ending March 26, 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.

Marburg Virus Disease: What Is It? What Can Be Done About It?

Recently, an outbreak of Marburg virus disease occurred in Equatorial Guinea. Infection Control Today learned more about this rare but severe and often fatal disease and what is being done to combat it.

COVID-19: Study Suggests Long-term Damage to Immune System

NIH News Release: "...findings suggest that SARS-CoV-2 infection damages the CD8+ T cell response, an effect akin to that observed in earlier studies showing long-term damage to the immune system after infection with viruses such as hepatitis C or HIV."


HAC and VBP Penalties: Will They Reduce Hospital-Acquired Infections?

The HAC and Hospital VBP penalties were suspended during the COVID-19 pandemic but are now back in place. Are they forcing hospitals to rethink/reestablish previous practices, and what is the impact?

An IP's Suggestions for Proper Cleaning and Disinfection Products and Education

Doe Kley, MPH, RN, CIC, LTC-CIP, T-CHEST speaks with ICT® on narrowing down how many disinfecting products their facilities should have and the education that they need about the cleaners and checking their competency in using those products.

Announcing the 2023 Infection Control Today Editorial Advisory Board

Please welcome the 2023 Infection Control Today's Editorial Advisory Board. We are honored these esteemed health care leaders will add their expertise, knowledge, and skills to guide our mission to provide accurate, up-to-date, and timely information on everything infection control and prevention.

How to Reduce Unnecessary Urine Cultures Among Hospitalized Patients

Reducing unnecessary and inappropriate urine cultures through EHR-focused interventions would be valuable in health care systems that have limited resources.