Weekly Rounds: Triple Epidemics, Tattoo Issues with Psoriasis, and More

Take 5 minutes to catch up on Infection Control Today®’s highlights for the week ending February 17, 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.

Epidemic: Pandemic Fatigue and Misinformation as Possible Causes

The triple epidemic or “tripledemic” of influenza, COVID-19, and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) may have peaked. What caused the confluence of these viruses to start, and how can we stop it from happening again?

Triple Epidemic: Media Coverage and Advocacy Groups Are Lacking

What can the media do to better cover the "tripledemic," and where are all the advocacy groups for these infectious diseases?

Can Getting a Tattoo Cause Psoriasis, Eczema, and Other Skin Conditions to Flare-Up?

Should an individual with psoriasis or eczema get a tattoo? How a Koebner phenomenon can affect the outcome.

Clostridioides difficile: Examining Bezlotoxumab and Fecal Microbiota Transplantation

These treatments were reviewed in a real-world application to evaluate their effectiveness in preventing recurrences.

COVID-19 Variant and Time Affects Reinfection, According to Recent Study

COVID-19 reinfection chances vary to variant and time since the previous infection, according to a new study.