Healthcare-Associated Infections

Recent News

Apr 12, 2017

News Scan for Apr 12, 2017

H5N8 in Hungary, Romania
MERS in UAE
Vaccine hesitancy
Huge surgical gown verdict
El Nino cholera shift
Mar 02, 2017

News Scan for Mar 02, 2017

Birth defects and Zika
MERS case in teen
More H5N8 avian flu
MRSA, VRE in infants
Multistate E coli outbreak
Feb 22, 2017

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Feb 22, 2017

MDR Enterobacteriaceae in children
MCR-1 in Chinese pets
MDR-TB testing, treatment
Feb 21, 2017

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Feb 21, 2017

Neonatal sepsis risk calculator
Antibiotic-free chicken
Klebsiella pneumoniae in UK, Ireland
Feb 14, 2017

News Scan for Feb 14, 2017

Yellow fever in DRC ends
H7N9 in China
Patient hand hygiene
Cholera in Somalia
Chikungunya update
Feb 13, 2017

News Scan for Feb 13, 2017

H7N9 in China
Ebola super-spreaders
Handshake stewardship
Cholera vaccine in pregnancy
WNV seroprevalence and immune status
Feb 09, 2017

News Scan for Feb 09, 2017

More yellow fever in Brazil
Stewardship in nursing homes
Burkholderia cepacia probe
Jan 19, 2017

News Scan for Jan 19, 2017

Avian flu in Europe, India, Niger
Sepsis and antibiotic Rx
More yellow fever in Brazil
Meningococcal protection
Pre-surgery baths
Jan 18, 2017

News Scan for Jan 18, 2017

Brazil mosquito control
Lingering Ebola symptoms
More chikungunya
Antimicrobial-coated sutures
Center for Health Security move
Jan 17, 2017

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Jan 17, 2017

UV light against superbugs
Antibiotic resistance in refugees

Resources & Literature

Recent Literature

Boyce JM, Guercia KA, Sullivan L, et al. Prospective cluster controlled crossover trial to compare the impact of an improved hydrogen peroxide disinfectant and a quaternary ammonium-based disinfectant on surface contamination and health care outcomes. Am J Infect Control 2017 (published online Apr 18)

ECDC. Economic evaluations of interventions to prevent healthcare-associated infections: literature review. Apr 19, 2017

Smith H, Brooks JE, Leaptrot D, et al. Health careassociated infectious studies project: an American Journal of Infection Control and National Healthcare Safety Network data quality collaboration. Am J Infect Control 2017 (published online Apr 18)

Weber WP, Mujagic E, Zwahlen M, et al. Timing of surgical antimicrobial prophylaxis: a phase 3 randomised controlled trial. Lancet Infect Dis 2017 (published online Apr 3)

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