Weekly Rounds: Urgent Need for PPE, Enhancing Polio Surveillance, and More


Take 5 minutes to catch up on Infection Control Today®’s highlights for the week ending April 7, 2024.

weekly rounds with infection control today on PPE, Polio, dengue

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.

Ensuring Safety and Comfort: The Urgent Need for Well-Fitted PPE in Health Care

Personal protective equipment (PPE) stands as the first line of defense against infectious diseases in health care. Yet, the issue of ill-fitting PPE, especially for women, remains a significant challenge.

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Enhancing Poliovirus Surveillance: Key Insights for Infection Prevention Personnel

The fight against poliovirus continues with renewed urgency as recent surveillance data reveals both progress and persistent challenges. In a critical update, infection prevention personnel are presented with key insights into the ongoing battle against this scourge.

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How to Be Confident in Your Disinfection: UV-C Disinfection, Dosimeter Cards, and Audits

Recent research in the American Journal of Infection Control reveals gaps in routine hospital disinfection, highlighting the need for UV-C audits. Learn how to validate UV-C dosages effectively and conduct successful audits.

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Borealpox Virus: Alaska Renames Orthopoxvirus With Broader Implications

Discover Alaska's borealpox virus, formerly Alaskapox, now named for its ecosystem origins. Learn about this orthopoxvirus affecting humans and small mammals, with prevention insights.

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Dengue Epidemic in Puerto Rico? What Should Visitors and Residents Know

Puerto Rico declared a dengue public health emergency with 549 cases this year, up from 1293 in 2023. What should visitors and residents know to protect themselves?

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