Weekly Rounds: Therapy Animal Infection Risks, Bug of the Month, and More

Take 5 minutes to catch up on Infection Control Today’s highlights for the week ending November 25, 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.

Therapy Animals in Hospitals: Preventing Infection Risks

Hospitalized children may be scared and uncertain, and therapy animals can help ease their insecurities. But what is done to protect the humans—and the animals—from infectious diseases?

Students Helping Students During COVID-19: University Contact-Tracing Program

A student-led COVID-19 contact-tracer program reduced exposures and infections at start of the pandemic.

Bug of the Month: Water Baby

Bug of the Month helps educate readers about existing and emerging pathogens of clinical importance in health care facilities today.

Hot Topics: 2022 Holiday Season Begins: RSV Running Rampant, COVID-19 Spiking

Now is the time to enjoy the holidays, but it is not time to forget to protect against RSV, COVID-19, and influenza.

Artificial Intelligence Offers Advancements and Challenges in the IPC Sphere

Artificial intelligence increases infection prevention and control measures in health care facilities and beyond.